Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Islanders versus the Demons? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, LA. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi come into this Southland conference matchup as the -5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 147 points.

TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS VS NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northwestern State Demons +5

This game will be played at Prather Coliseum at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Demons.
  • Not only will Northwestern State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Islanders Defense Show Up on the Road?

So far this season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been the favorite in seven of its 19 games, and the team has gone 4-3 in those games. On the road, the Islanders are 4-5, and their average scoring margin in those games is -5.1. The team’s overall record is 11-8, and it is 4-2 in Southland Conference games.

In their most recent game, the Islanders lost to McNeese State by a score of 62-61. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 4-6, and their record over the last five games is 3-2. For the season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is scoring an average of 67.6 points per game while allowing 68.3.

As the favorite, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has gone 4-3 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Islanders are 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 7-2 this season and 8-2 in their last 10 road games.

Today’s over/under line of 147 is similar to the average over/under line in Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s games this season (147.2). So far, their over/under record is 4-11 and their games have averaged 140.3 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and their games have averaged 130 points.

Against McNeese State, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.7 points per game. They scored 61 points and posted a field goal percentage of 37.7% in the game. The top scorer for the Islanders was Jordan Roberts with 18 points, while Stephen Giwa also chipped in with 10 points.

In the current season, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi defense has excelled, sitting 58th in the nation by allowing 66.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. McNeese State, the Cowboys finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 62 points vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen at Home?

Northwestern State will enter tonight’s game as a 5-point underdog, and they have been the underdog in 16 of their 19 games this season. They have gone 2-14 in those games, and they will look to bounce back after a 71-62 loss to Southeastern Louisiana.

At home this season, the Demons have gone 2-4, and they have won their last two games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 6-4.

Northwestern State has an ATS record of 9-8 this season, including a mark of 3-3 at home. Over their last three home games, the Demons have gone 3-0 vs. the spread. As the underdog, Northwestern State has an ATS record of 8-8 this year and they are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Northwestern State’s over/under record for the season is 11-6 and today’s over/under line of 147 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (148.2). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 147. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 5-4.

In their latest game, Northwestern State offense put up 62 points against Southeastern Louisiana. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 37.9% and made 9 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Cliff Davis, who holds an average of 15.3 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Braelon Bush is averaging 10.1 points per game this season.

At this time, the Demons’ defense is positioned 282nd in the country, permitting 78.7 points per game. The Northwestern State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed Southeastern Louisiana to connect on 5 threes.