Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Demons and Islanders. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Islanders at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Southland conference game currently have Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as the -10.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 139.5 points.

NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS VS TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northwestern State Demons +10.5

This game will be played at American Bank Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, February 19th.

WHY BET THE NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Islanders.
  • Even though we have Texas A&M-Corpus Christi winning straight-up, we like Northwestern State at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can Northwestern State Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Northwestern State has been a much better team at home this season, going 4-6 compared to 2-12 on the road. They come into this game as 10.5-point underdogs, and they have gone 3-18 in games where they are the underdog this season.

After winning their most recent game, 81-61 over Incarnate Word, the Demons have now won two in a row. They have gone 2-3 in their last five road games and are 2-8 in their last 10 away from home.

Against the spread, Northwestern State has a .500 record this season at 12-12. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-7, and over their last three road games, they are 1-2 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Demons are 9-12 ATS this year and 4-6 over their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Northwestern State’s games this season (146.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 133 points compared to their season average of 145 points per game. So far this season, their over/under record is 13-11.

Northwestern State recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 81 points against Incarnate Word. This output exceeded their season average of 70.3 points per game. Leading Northwestern State in scoring vs. Incarnate Word was Jae Slack with his 18 points. Chase Forte also added 15 points for the Demons.

Currently, the Demons’ defense holds the 274th rank in the nation, allowing 76.2 points per game. Northwestern State’s three-point defense is currently 90th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.0% of their shots vs. Northwestern State.

Can the Islanders Please their Home Crowd?

After winning their last game against Texas A&M-Commerce by a score of 86-63, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 15-10 overall and 8-4 in Southland Conference play. The Islanders have a 5-3 record at home this season, including a two-game winning streak.

On the year, they have been favored 12 times and have gone 8-4 in those games. They have a scoring margin of +6.1 at home, compared to -2.4 on the road, where they are 6-7.

As the favorite this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has an ATS record of 8-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Islanders have an ATS mark of 8-2. At home, their ATS record is 6-2 and they are 3-0 ATS in their last three home games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi games is 8-13. Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (145.2). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, finishing the game with a total of 86 points. Their season average is now 75.3 points per game. Garry Clark led the team in scoring, putting up 24 points. Additionally, Dayne Prim contributed 18 points for the Islanders.

At present, the Islanders’ defense is nationally ranked 49th, allowing 66.6 points per game. Against Texas A&M-Commerce in their most recent game, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense gave up a total of 63 points while allowing Texas A&M-Commerce to hit 59% of their shots.