Planning on watching today’s Lions and Islanders game? Catch the action at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX, as the Islanders hosts this showdown at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The odds for this Southland conference game currently have Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as the -6.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 136 points.

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS VS TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders -6.5

This game will be played at American Bank Center at 4:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

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 -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 136 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.

Can Southeastern Louisiana Pull Off A Win at American Bank Center?

After a 77-67 win over New Orleans, Southeastern Louisiana is 14-14 overall and 9-5 in Southland Conference play. The Lions have won seven straight games and are 5-10 on the road this season.

So far, Southeastern Louisiana has been the underdog in 12 of its 28 games, going 3-9 in those contests. The Lions’ average scoring differential on the road is -7.7 points per game, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home.

Against the spread, Southeastern Louisiana has gone 12-12 this season. On the road, their ATS record is 8-7 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 7-3. In their last 3 road games, the Lions have gone 2-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Southeastern Louisiana games is 10-14. Today’s over/under line of 136 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (141.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 150 points and over their last five games, the average scoring total is 146 points. Currently, their over/under record over their last three games is 2-1.

The Southeastern Louisiana offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. New Orleans. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.4% while connecting on 9 threes. Offensively, the Lions hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 285th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 152nd in terms of percentage and 188th in three-pointers made.

In terms of defense, Southeastern Louisiana is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 70.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Southeastern Louisiana’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.0% this season.

Can the Islanders Lock in a Home Win?

After winning their last game, 91-79, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders come into this matchup with a record of 18-10. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +6.7, and they have gone 6-3 in their last nine games at home.

So far this year, the Islanders have been favored 14 times and have gone 10-4 in those games. As the favorite, their record at home is 8-2.

As the favorite this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 8-5-1 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Islanders have a record of 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi games is 9-15. The average over/under line in their games is 145.3, and today’s line of 136 is lower than that average. Their last three games have had an average of 146 points compared to their season average of 141.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi finished with 91 points in their game against Houston Christian. This total surpasses their season-average of 75.7 points per game. Garry Clark is leading the team in scoring at 12.6 points per contest. Dian Wright-Forde has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.4 going into the game.

In the current season, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense has excelled, sitting 43rd in the nation by allowing 66.6 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.2 threes per game vs. Southeastern Louisiana. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 27.3%.