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Texas A&M C.C. Islanders vs Lamar Cardinals Preview

Lamar CardinalsTexas A&M C.C. Islanders
Jan 4, 8:00 PM | American Bank Center

Lamar Cardinals vs Texas A&M C.C. Islanders Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Texas A&M C.C. vs Lamar battle Wednesday at American Bank Center as the Islanders look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Islanders are 1-11 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are 9-5 and 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Texas A&M C.C. go 1-1 and the Cardinals go 1-1 on the totals.

View Lamar vs Texas AM CC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Islanders at No. 311 and the Cardinals at No. 22 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-55 result in favor of the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas A&M C.C.'s No. 333 nationally ranked offense (56.8 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 190 at 67.6 PPG. The Islanders have been averaging 36.8% from the field, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (41.5% on average).

Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 260-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.1 points per game. Texas A&M C.C., meanwhile, comes in at No. 332 nationally in scoring at home.

Lamar was a 102-58 winner in its last match at home against Lyon College. The battle between the Cardinals and Scots didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Lyon College was handed a 102-58 defeat on Saturday at Montagne Center.

Texas A&M C.C. was a 78-66 loser in its last match on the road against Rice. Texas A&M C.C. got 15 points from Terence Jones but lost anyway, 78-66, to Rice on Wednesday at Autry Court.

Next up:
Lamar home to Central Arkansas, Saturday, January 7
Texas A&M C.C. home to McNeese State, Saturday, January 7