The Colonels and Islanders are set to face off at 9:00 ET on ESPN+. The Islanders will host the game at The Legacy Center in Lake Charles, LA. The over/under for this Southland conference contest is set at 139.5 points, with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi being favored by -4 at home against Nicholls.

NICHOLLS COLONELS VS TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders -4

This game will be played at The Legacy Center at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, March 12th.

WHY BET THE TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Islanders.
  • Not only will Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Will Nicholls Make it Happen on the Road?

With a win streak of 16 games, Nicholls heads into today’s game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with an overall record of 18-13. The Colonels’ record on the road this season is 8-10, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home.

As an underdog this season, Nicholls is just 5-11, and they come into this matchup as four-point underdogs. In their last game, the Colonels beat Texas A&M-Commerce by a score of 72-51.

As the underdog this season, Nicholls has a record of 9-7 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 11-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Colonels are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Nicholls games is 14-28, and today’s line of 139.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (141). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 128 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-6.

In their recent game, the Colonels’ offense concluded with 72 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.6 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Colonels have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 58th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 22nd in terms of percentage and 70th in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Colonels’ defense holds the 231st rank in the nation, allowing 74.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, the Lions finished with a field goal percentage of 56% and a total of 51 points vs. Nicholls.

Can the Islanders Grab a Win at Home?

After a 71-52 win over Incarnate Word, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is looking to extend its winning streak to eight games. The Islanders have gone 9-1 in their last 10 home games, and they are 9-3 at home this season.

Overall, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has a record of 21-10, and the team is 14-4 in Southland Conference play. The Islanders have been favored in 17 of their games, going 13-4 in those matchups.

When looking at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s ATS record this season, they have gone 19-7-1. At home, their ATS mark is 8-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Islanders are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 10-17, and today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 145.4. So far, 13 of their games have finished with less than 139.5 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.

In their recent matchup, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense ended with 71 points against Incarnate Word. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.5% and made 7 threes. Garry Clark led the team in scoring, putting up 12 points. Additionally, Owen Dease contributed 12 points for the Islanders.

Currently, the Islanders’ defense holds the 31st rank in the nation, allowing 66.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.2 threes per game vs. Nicholls. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 27.7%.