Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (6-5) vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys (7-4)
December 20, 2022 3:00 pm EDT
The Line: Oklahoma State Cowboys -16.5 / Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders +16.5; Over/Under: +139
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The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders and the Oklahoma State Cowboys meet in college basketball action from the Gallagher-Iba Arena on Tuesday afternoon.
The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders will be out to build on a 104-69 win over subdivision Schreiner last time out. Isaac Mushila leads the Islanders in scoring and rebounding, averaging a double-double per game with 15.5 PPG and 10.2 RPG while Trevian Tennyson has 12.5 PPG and Terrion Murdix has 10.5 PPG with a team-high 3.9 APG to lead the Islanders in the assist department this season. Ross Williams also has 10.3 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Texas A&M-CC as well this season. As a team, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is averaging 80.2 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field, 32.5% from three and 77.6% from the foul line this season.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys will hope to build on a 59-49 win over Wichita State in their last game. Avery Anderson III leads OK State in scoring and assists with 12.4 PPG and 2.8 APG while Bryce Thompson has 11.4 PPG with 2.5 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for the Cowboys up to this point in the season. Moussa Cisse also has 8.3 PPG with a team-high 10.5 RPG to lead the Cowboys on the glass up to this point in the year. As a team, Oklahoma State is averaging 70.8 PPG on 44.8% shooting from the field, 31.5% from three and 72.2% from the foul line this season.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Oklahoma State is 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
I get the case to be made either way in this one, but I’m on the under here. Oklahoma State’s defense has suffocated teams left and right this season, especially at home, and I don’t envision the Islanders having a lot of success against an Oklahoma State defense that’ll be the best they’ve faced to this point. On the other side, the Cowboys aren’t necessarily known for being a high-scoring team and I think this is a game that just comes in under the number. Give me the under here.