Looking to win big? The Islanders and Cardinals face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cardinals are hosting the game at Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 145.5 points, and Lamar is favored by -1.5 to win at home against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS VS LAMAR CARDINALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lamar Cardinals -1.5

This game will be played at Montagne Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE LAMAR CARDINALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Lamar pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Islanders Come Through as Road Underdogs?

As the underdog, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 3-6 this season. They have been the underdog in 9 of their 26 games, and their average scoring margin on the road is -2.4 points per game. So far, they are 6-7 on the road.

After a 72-61 win over Northwestern State, the Islanders have now won two straight games. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 6-4. So far, they have an overall record of 16-10.

As the underdog, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been a strong bet vs. the spread this season, going 8-1. Overall, their ATS mark is 16-6. On the road, the Islanders have an ATS record of 10-3 and have gone 8-2 vs. the spread in their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s games this season (144.9). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 136 points.

In their recent matchup, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense ended with 72 points against Northwestern State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.5% and made 6 threes. The team’s top scorer is Garry Clark, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 12.1, while Dian Wright-Forde also maintains a PPG average of 10.4 leading up to the game.

So far this season, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense has been performing well, ranking 42nd in the country at 66.4 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.5% this season.

Can the Cardinals Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

After winning their last game against New Orleans by a score of 94-72, Lamar enters this game with a record of 15-11. At home, they have been outstanding this season, going 10-1, and they have a scoring differential of +13.7 points per game.

For the year, the Cardinals have been favored in 12 of their 26 games, and they have gone 10-2 in those matchups. In Southland Conference play, they have gone 8-4 compared to their non-conference record of 7-7.

As the favorite this season, Lamar has gone 9-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinals are 7-3 ATS. At home, they have an ATS mark of 10-1 this year and have gone 8-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.

As a team, Lamar has an over/under record of 15-8 this season. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 154.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (150.2). In their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points.

Lamar’s offense had a good outing, putting up 94 points against New Orleans. They achieved a 56.9% field goal percentage and went 9/14 from the free-throw line. Terry Anderson is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 12.6. Meanwhile, Chris Pryor also brings a PPG average of 11.6 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Lamar defense is giving up an average of 74.7 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the Lamar defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Lamar made 19 free-throws vs. the Cardinals.