Check out our free California Baptist vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Edinburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
California Baptist vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Lancers vs Vaqueros Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: California Baptist Lancers at Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
- Where: Edinburg at UTRGV Fieldhouse
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: California Baptist -7, CABAP -315 | UTRGV +245 O/U 148.5
California Baptist will take the floor against the Vaqueros with an overall record of 13-8. On the road, the Lancers will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 4-5. So far, the Lancers have been favored 13 times, going 8-5 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have California Baptist as -7 point favorites.
California Baptist’s leading scorer this season is Taran Armstrong, who is averaging 11.1 points per contest. So far, Armstrong has accounted for 15.8% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.29 rebounds per game and 4.9 assists. Joe Quintana is the second leading scorer for the Lancers, averaging 10.4 points per game. Between him and Quintana, they are accounting for 29.9% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for California Baptist this season, as they are currently ranked 196th in college basketball at 71.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Lancers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.2%, placing them 312th in the NCAA.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-11. So far this season, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-2. For the season, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 4-11. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Vaqueros being +7 point underdogs.
Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s leading scorer this season is Justin Johnson, who is averaging 21.57 points per contest. So far, Johnson has accounted for 26.95% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.1 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists. Will Johnston is the second leading scorer for the Vaqueros, averaging 16.0 points per game. Between him and Johnston, they are accounting for 46.0% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Texas-Rio Grande Valley this season, as they are currently ranked 187th in college basketball at 71.4 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Vaqueros’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.4%, placing them 451st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: California Baptist Lancers -7
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros and California Baptist Lancers is to get money down on the California Baptist to win an cover as -7 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.73 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the California Baptist Lancers at -7.