Check out our free Seattle 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.

Seattle vs Texas-Rio Grande Valley Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds

Redhawks vs Vaqueros Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Seattle Redhawks at Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros
  • Where: Edinburg at UTRGV Fieldhouse
  • Date: Thursday, January 5th
  • Betting Odds: Seattle -7.5, SEA -303 | UTRGV +237 O/U 157.5

Redhawks Preview:

Seattle will take the floor against the Vaqueros with an overall record of 10-4. So far, the Redhawks have played 7 games on the road, with a record of 4-3. This season, Seattle has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 7-0. For today’s contest, Seattle have a betting line set -7.5 points in their favor.

Seattle will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Cameron Tyson who is averaging 20.5 points per game for the Redhawks. Tyson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Redhawks’ offensive gameplan is the play of Alex Schumacher who has hit 32.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.64 points per game.

On offense, Seattle is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 14 games, they have only hit 34.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 45.57% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Vaqueros Preview:

The Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 8-6. So far this season, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-0. For the season, Texas-Rio Grande Valley has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 3-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Vaqueros being +7.5 point underdogs.

Texas-Rio Grande Valley’s leading scorer this season is Justin Johnson who is averaging 20.21 points per contest. So far, Johnson has accounted for 24.29% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.71 rebounds per game and 2.71 assists. Will Johnston is the second leading scorer for the Vaqueros, averaging 17.64 points per game. Between him and Johnston, they are accounting for 45.5% 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 that 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: Seattle Redhawks -7.5

According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Texas-Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros and Seattle Redhawks is to get money down on the Seattle to win an cover as -7.5 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 9.62 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Seattle Redhawks at -7.5.

 


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