Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders vs Texas Southern Tigers Prediction, 3/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders vs Texas Southern Tigers
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (+2)
UD Arena is the site where the Texas Southern Tigers (18-12) will attempt to beat the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (23-11) on Tuesday. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi opens this contest as 2-point dogs. The betting total comes in at 135.5.
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders faced off with SE Louisiana and earned the victory with a final of 73-65 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Islanders ended up finishing with 18 while SE Louisiana recorded 13 fouls. They made 10 of their 22 shots from long range. SE Louisiana went 86.4% from the free throw line by making 19 of their 22 shots. On top of that, SE Louisiana collected 23 rebounds (5 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. SE Louisiana doled out 14 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. When it comes to the defense, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi allowed the other team to go 37.5% from the field on 18 of 48 shooting. They also doled out 17 dimes in the game while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 34 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Islanders made 11 of their 12 shots for a rate of 91.7%. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi finished the contest having earned a 46.7% field goal percentage (28 out of 60) and knocked down 6 out of their 17 3-point attempts.
De'Lazarus Keys is one guy who played a role in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 12 points on 5 out of 7 shooting. He played 29 minutes and totaled 3 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 71.4% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists.
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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 23-11 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 20.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is pulling in 38.4 boards per contest and is sitting with 511 dimes so far this season, which is 23rd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Islanders are shooting 33.5% on shots from distance (216 of 645) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. They average 76.9 points per game (44th in the nation) while connecting on 44.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Islanders are able to force 16.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 fouls. They currently rank 285th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 438 surrendered for the season. The Islanders are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.7% (786 of 1,887) and they surrender 33.6 rebounds per game as a team. They are conceding 31.1% on 3-point attempts while they are 204th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (69.9).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Texas Southern Tigers took home the win by a final score of 87-62 when they played Alcorn State. When it comes to how they rebounded, Texas Southern allowed Alcorn State to pull down 31 overall (9 on the offensive glass). They went 33.3% from distance via 6 out of 18 and walked away from this one shooting 22 of 32 from the free throw line (68.8%). The Tigers allowed Alcorn State to make 17 out of 60 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 28.3% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Tigers went 34 out of 61 from the floor which had them sitting at 55.7%. In the matter of shooting from 3-point land, Texas Southern converted 4 of 9 attempts (44.4%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 71.4%. Alcorn State was called for 21 fouls in the game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They gave up possession 11 times, while earning 4 steals in this contest. The Tigers corralled 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the game.
John Walker ended up having an impact for the Tigers in this contest. He had 17 points in his 20 minutes on the hardwood, but wasn't able to tally an assist. He converted 6 out of 8 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 75.0%, and totaled 6 rebounds.
Texas Southern has a record of 18-12 for the season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are connecting on 43.7% from the field, which is 210th in college basketball. Texas Southern has earned 2,077 points on the campaign (69.2 per game) and they average 39.5 boards per game. They are earning an assist 10.7 times per game (329th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 14.9 times per game. The Tigers commit 17.8 fouls per game and they connect on 67.1% from the charity stripe.
The Tigers defensively are ranked 68th in college basketball in points given up per game with 65.5. They are forcing 12.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.6% from the floor (24th in D-1). The Texas Southern defense gives up 29.6% on shots from beyond the arc (185 of 626) and opponents are connecting on 65.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 10.9 dimes and 34.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 49th and 161st in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (+2)
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