The top-seeded Texas A&M-CC Islanders (22-10, 14-4 Southland) is set to square off against the No. 2 seed Northwestern State Demons (22-10, 13-5 Southland) in the Southland Tournament Championship with an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket up for grabs. The game on Wednesday at The Legacy Center starts at 5:00 PM.
Wednesday’s matchup between the Islanders and the Demons features the Islanders as 3-point favorites. A 145-point over/under has been set for the game.
Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State Odds
Point Spread for Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with oddsmakers listing Texas A&M-CC as the favorite.
Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Texas A&M-CC has -148 odds to pick up the win, while Northwestern State is listed at +126 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 145 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Arena: The Legacy Center
Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State Betting Trends
In Texas A&M-CC’s 28 games this year, it has 16 wins against the spread. The Islanders have come away with 16 wins in the 22 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Texas A&M-CC’s games this year have hit the over 54.8% of the time (17 out of 31 games with a set point total).
Northwestern State has 18 wins against the spread in 31 games this season. The Demons have a 6-6 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games). Northwestern State’s games this season have gone over the total in 17 of 31 opportunities (54.8%).
Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State Key Players to Watch
Isaac Mushila is tops on the Islanders at 9.7 rebounds per contest, while also putting up 1.2 assists and 14.6 points. Terrion Murdix is tops on his team in assists per game (5.6), and also averages 13.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 2.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Trey Tennyson is tops on his team in both points (15.8) and assists (1.2) per contest, and also posts 2.3 rebounds. At the other end, he puts up 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Jalen Jackson is putting up 6.7 points, 2.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game.
Isaac Haney gives the Demons 11.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He also puts up 1.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Ja’Monta Black gives the Demons 15.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. He also posts 1.1 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Jalen Hampton is putting up a team-best 7.3 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 10.1 points and 0.6 assists, making 64.9% of his shots from the floor.
What you need to know about the Texas A&M-CC Islanders
Texas A&M-CC has put together a 13-5-1 ATS record in conference play so far this year. The Islanders sport a top-25 offense this year, ranking 17th-best in college basketball with 80.6 points per game. Defensively, they rank 252nd with 72.6 points allowed per contest. Texas A&M-CC is pulling down 33.8 rebounds per game (60th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing 30.9 rebounds per contest (172nd-ranked).
Texas A&M-CC is making 7.8 three-pointers per game (128th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while owning a 36.7% three-point percentage (52nd-ranked). So far this season, the Islanders are allowing 8.1 threes per game (284th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 33% (121st-ranked) from three-point land.
The Islanders have a 7-2-1 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall in their last 10 contests. Texas A&M-CC has gone over the total in five of its last 10 contests. Texas A&M-CC has seen an uptick in scoring recently, putting up 81.2 points per game in its last 10 contests, 0.6 points more than the 80.6 it has scored this year. The last 10 games have seen Texas A&M-CC concede 2.7 fewer points per game (69.9) than its season-long average (72.6).
What you need to know about the Northwestern State Demons
Northwestern State’s conference games have hit the over 10 out of 19 times this year. The Demons are 109th in the country in points scored (74.8 per game) and 239th in points conceded (72). Northwestern State is 264th in college basketball in rebounds per game (30.3) and 218th in rebounds allowed (31.7).
At 8.5 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 36.1% from downtown, Northwestern State is 62nd and 76th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. Defensively, the Demons are 51st in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.2. They are 118th in 3-point percentage conceded at 32.9%.
The Demons are 3-7 against the spread and 8-2 overall over their last 10 games. In its past 10 contests, Northwestern State has gone over the total five times. Northwestern State has played better offensively over its past 10 games, scoring 77.3 points per contest, 2.5 more than its season average of 74.8. The Demons are ceding 71.7 points per contest over their last 10 games, which is 0.3 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (72).
Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Texas A&M-CC, and we project that Northwestern State will cover the spread (Texas A&M-CC -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 145 points.
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