Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Islanders versus the Privateers? Tip off is at at 5:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA. The Islanders are favored in this Southland conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 151 points.
TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS VS NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: New Orleans Privateers +2
This game will be played at Lakefront Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Privateers.
- Not only will New Orleans pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 151 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Can the Islanders Offense Score Enough on the Road?
After 15 games, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has a record of 9-6, including a two-game win streak. So far, they have gone 2-0 in Southland Conference play and 7-6 in non-conference action.
Today, the Islanders are favored by two points against New Orleans. On the season, they have been favored in five games, going 3-2.
As the favorite, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 3-2 vs. the spread this season and 7-2-1 over their last 10 games as the favorite. On the road, the Islanders have an ATS mark of 6-1 this year and have gone 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.
So far this season, the over/under record for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi games is 2-9 and today’s line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.5). This year, eight of their games have finished with less than 151 points. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 81 points vs. Houston Christian. Overall, they hit 45.5% of their shots from the field and went 7/11 from the free-throw line. Garry Clark led the team in scoring, putting up 18 points. Additionally, Dian Wright-Forde contributed 14 points for the Islanders.
Coming into today’s game, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense is giving up an average of 66.4 points per contest. In today’s game, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 59 points.
Can the New Orleans Offense Score Enough at Home?
Despite being the underdog, New Orleans has been better at home this season, going 1-1 compared to 1-8 on the road. The Privateers have been playing their best basketball as of late, going 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.
New Orleans’ record this season is 6-9, including a 1-1 mark in Southland Conference play. Their record as the underdog is 0-8, while they are 2-1 when favored.
As the underdog, New Orleans has gone 4-4 vs. the spread this season and they are 5-6 overall. Their ATS record at home is 0-2 this season and they are 2-4 in their last 10 home games.
Today’s over/under line of 151 is higher than the average over/under line in New Orleans’ games this year (149.5). Currently, the over/under record in their games is 6-5. Over their last three games, their games have finished with an average of 148 points compared to the season average of 149.6 points per game.
New Orleans is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 88 points vs. Texas A&M-Commerce. This figure is more than their season average of 74.9 points per game. Jordan Johnson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 21.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Khaleb Wilson-Rouse brings a PPG average of 10.9 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the New Orleans defense is giving up an average of 76.9 points per contest. The New Orleans defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 85 points and allowed Texas A&M-Commerce to connect on 3 threes.