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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs New Orleans Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Islanders vs Privateers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders at New Orleans Privateers
- Where: New Orleans at Lakefront Arena
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi -6, TAMU -265 | NO +210 O/U 154.5
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-9. So far, the Islanders have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 2-7. This season, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 8-5. For today’s contest, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has a betting line set -6 points in their favor.
Isaac Mushila comes into today’s game as the Islanders’ leading scorer at 14.95 points per contest. Not only has Mushila been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s top rebounder at 9.73 boards per contest. Behind Mushila, the team has benefited from the strong play of Trey Tennyson, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.68 points per game. Overall, he has hit 42.1% of his shots and is adding 1.91 boards per game.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi comes into today’s matchup vs New Orleans, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.9 points per game. Through 22 games, they have hit 44.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Islanders have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 255th in possessions per game.
The New Orleans Privateers head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 6-14. Currently, the Privateers have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 5-6. So far, the Privateers have been the underdog 12 times, going 0-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6 underdogs on the spread.
New Orleans will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Johnson who is averaging 17.0 points per game for the Privateers. Johnson 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 Privateers’ offensive game plan is the play of Tyson Jackson who has hit 63.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.75 points per game.
New Orleans comes into today’s matchup vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.3 points per game. Through 20 games, they have hit 47.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Privateers have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 186th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: New Orleans Privateers +6
For this matchup, our model is suggesting that the best bet is to take the New Orleans Privateers to cover the spread as the home underdogs. Even though the Privateers aren’t an oustanding 3-point shooting team, they will benefit from facing a Texas A&M-Corpus Christi offense that also had its problems with outside shooting. In addition, New Orleans has made up for their low 3-point numbers by posting a field goal percentage of 47.1%, which places them above the NCAA average. We this as a great spot to get a wager down on the New Orleans Privateers to cover the spread at home.