Lamar Cardinals vs Texas A&M C.C. Islanders Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on American Bank Center Thursday as host Texas A&M C.C. looks to handle the Lamar Cardinals in NCAA hoops action.
The Islanders currently sports a 2-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Cardinals are 2-20 and 1-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Islanders produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinals have gone 0-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Islanders - Cardinals odds would favor the Islanders if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Texas A&M C.C. is rated No. 317 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Lamar is at No. 324. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 56-47 win for the Islanders.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas A&M C.C. has the nation's No. 331-rated offensive output, at 59.1 PPG. The visiting Cardinals defense ranks No. 342 allowing on average 76.8 PPG. The Islanders FG% has averaged 38.2% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.
Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 334-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.3 points per game. Texas A&M C.C., meanwhile, comes in at No. 339 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Lamar was a 65-51 loser at home against Stephen F. Austin. Lamar suffered a 65-51 loss against Stephen F. Austin on Saturday, getting 13 points from Amos Wilson in a losing effort at Montagne Center.
Texas A&M C.C. was a 55-51 loser in its last match at home against Sam Houston State. The Islanders endured a 55-51 loss at the hands of the Bearkats on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Johnathan Jordan at American Bank Center.
Lamar at Sam Houston State, Saturday, February 9
Texas A&M C.C. home to McNeese State, Saturday, February 9