The Islanders and Cowboys are set to face off at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cowboys will host the game at The Legacy Center in Lake Charles, LA. The over/under for this game is set at 140 points, and McNeese State is favored by -11 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in a Southland conference matchup.
TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS VS MCNEESE STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders +11
This game will be played at The Legacy Center at 5:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Cowboys.
- Even though we have McNeese State winning straight-up, we like Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at +11.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 140 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Will Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Make it Happen on the Road?
Despite being the underdog, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been playing well of late, winning three straight games and going 6-4 in their last 10 road games. They are 14-8 overall and 7-2 in Southland Conference action.
On the season, the Islanders have gone 6-5 on the road, and their average scoring margin is -1.8 points per game in those contests. They have been the underdog in eight games, going 3-5 in those matchups.
As the underdog this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 7-1 vs. the spread. They have also gone 9-2 ATS on the road this year and are 14-4 overall. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Islanders have an impressive ATS mark of 9-1.
So far this season, the over/under record for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi games is 6-12. The average scoring total in their games this year is 140.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 140 matches their season average, and their average over/under line this year is 146.5. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 139 points.
In their recent game, the Islanders’ offense concluded with 79 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.7 points per contest. Dayne Prim was the leading scorer for the Islanders, putting up 19 points. In addition, Tedrick Washington Jr. contributed 17 points.
In the current season, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense has excelled, sitting 46th in the nation by allowing 66.4 points per game. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed Lamar to connect on 9 threes.
Will the Cowboys Come Through as Home Favorites?
McNeese State is 20-3 overall and 9-1 in Southland Conference play. They have won eight straight games at home and have a scoring margin of +18.4 points per game at home this season. The Cowboys are 13-1 as the favorite this season.
Most recently, McNeese State defeated Texas A&M-Commerce by a score of 77-51. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cowboys are a perfect 10-0.
McNeese State has an ATS record of 11-8 this season, including a mark of 6-2 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cowboys are just 4-6 vs. the spread. However, in their last three home games, McNeese State has a perfect ATS record.
McNeese State’s over/under record for the season is 11-8 and today’s line of 140 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (141.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-3.
In their latest game, McNeese State offense put up 77 points against Texas A&M-Commerce. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 54.9% and made 8 threes. Shahada Wells is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Christian Shumate brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the McNeese State defense is giving up an average of 61.5 points per contest. So far, the McNeese State defense is giving up an average of 8.8 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.7 times per game (360th).