Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Redhawks versus the Vaqueros? Tip off is at at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, TX. In this Western Athletic matchup, the Redhawks are the betting favorite against the Vaqueros. The over/under for the game is 145.5 points.


The Pick: Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros +7.5

This game will be played at UTRGV Fieldhouse at 7:30 ET on Thursday, January 11th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Vaqueros.
  • Not only will Texas-Rio Grande Valley pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Redhawks Defense Show Up in Edinburg?

Seattle enters this game with a 10-5 overall record and a four-game win streak. They are 3-1 in conference games and 7-4 in non-conference matchups. The Redhawks have gone 1-3 on the road this season, compared to 8-2 at home.

So far, Seattle has been the favorite in 11 of their 15 games, going 9-2 in those contests. As for their last game, the Redhawks defeated California Baptist, 48-46. Over their last 10 games on the road, Seattle has gone just 2-8.

Seattle has an overall ATS record of 8-6 this season, including a 3-1 mark on the road. Over their last three road games, the Redhawks are 2-1 vs. the spread.

Seattle’s over/under record this season is 5-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 136.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (140.1) and in their last three games the average scoring total is 116 points.

In contrast to their season average of 73.5 points per game, the Seattle had a below average performance. They scored 48 points against California Baptist and had a field goal percentage of 37%. On the offensive front, the Redhawks have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 229th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 319th in terms of percentage and 214th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Seattle defense is giving up an average of 63.6 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Seattle’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 24.6% this season.

Taking a Look at the Vaqueros Chances at Home

Through 15 games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a record of 4-11, including a mark of 0-3 in Western Athletic Conference play. The team is coming off an 85-78 loss to Stephen F. Austin.

For the season, the Vaqueros have a record of 1-6 at home, and their average scoring margin at home is -11.6 points per game. As the underdog, Texas-Rio Grande Valley is 1-9 this season, and they have been the underdog in 10 of their 15 games.

As the underdog, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has gone 5-5 vs. the spread this season and is 2-1 ATS in their last 3 games as the underdog. At home, the Vaqueros have an ATS mark of just 2-5 this year and are 3-5 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s games this season (152.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points. So far this year, their over/under record is 6-6.

The Vaqueros’ offense finished with 78 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 75 points per contest. Elijah Elliott is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.7. Meanwhile, Hasan Abdul-Hakim also brings a PPG average of 14.6 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 80.3 points per game (299th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.7 threes per game vs. Seattle. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.9%.