The Vaqueros and Islanders are set to face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Islanders will host the game at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 153 points, and the Islanders are favored to win at home against the Vaqueros.
TEXAS-RIO GRANDE VALLEY VAQUEROS VS TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders -4.5
This game will be played at American Bank Center at 8:00 ET on Wednesday, December 6th.
WHY BET THE TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI ISLANDERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Islanders.
- Not only will Texas A&M-Corpus Christi pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Will Texas-Rio Grande Valley Find a Way to Win on the Road?
The Vaqueros come into today’s game with a 2-7 record, having lost their last game to Tarleton State (77-75). In their previous ten road games, including last year, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a 2-8 record. Prior to today’s game, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has a 3-4 ATS record. Looking at their performance in the last five games, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through nine games, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has an over/under record of 3-4-0, with their games averaging 149.1 points per game on average. When assessing the Vaqueros’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 144 points per game.
The Vaqueros’ offense finished with 75 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 73.4 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Hasan Abdul-Hakim with 23 points. Daylen Williams also added 16 points for the Vaqueros.
The Vaqueros’ defense is presently ranked 226th nationally, allowing an average of 79.7 points per contest. In today’s game, the Texas-Rio Grande Valley defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 3 three-pointers while giving up 77 points.
Will the Islanders Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi enters today’s game with a 3-4 overall record. In their last three home games, including one from last year, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has a record of 2-1. As of today’s game, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi holds a 3-2 record against the spread. Looking at their previous five games, the team has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.
So far, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s games have averaged 142.2 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.9 points. In their most recent three games, the Islanders’ over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 147 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense ended with 67 points against UTEP. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 40.8% and made 5 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Dian Wright-Forde, who holds an average of 11.1 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Lance-Amir Paul is averaging 10 points per game this season.
At present, the Islanders’ defense is nationally ranked 100th, allowing 68.6 points per game. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s three-point defense is currently 36th in the country at 5.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.1% of their shots vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.