Arizona vs Texas A&M-CC 12/13/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

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The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders and the Arizona Wildcats meet Tuesday in college basketball action from McKale Center. Texas A&M-CC is 5-4 overall this season. The Islanders are coming off a win over Texas Lutheran. As for Arizona, they’re 8-1 overall following a victory versus Indiana. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Texas A&M-CC has managed wins over UTSA, Trinity TX, UTRGV, Alcorn State and Texas Lutheran. The losses otherwise have come courtesy of Mississippi State, CSUB, UTEP and UTRGV this season. 

Last Wednesday versus Texas Lutheran, the Islanders posted a 42-34 edge by halftime. Texas A&M-CC finished strong with 58 more points in a 100-63 win. Isaac Mushila led the team on a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards. 

Over on the Wildcats’ side, their lone loss came December 1 versus Utah. Outside of that it’s been wins over Nicholls State, Southern U, Utah Tech, Cincinnati, San Diego State, Creighton, California and Indiana. 

Matched up against the Hoosiers on Saturday, the Wildcats scored 46 points in the first half and 43 more in the second for an 89-75 win. Azuolas Tubelis led the team with 21 points, and Oumar Ballo doubled on 15 points and 12 boards. 

PICK: I’ll probably stay with the Wildcats. The line's probably too thick to mess with, though. Arizona has been playing pretty well in the big games so far this year—minus the one loss to Utah. The Wildcats shot a nice 49.2 percent from the field with a 44-34 rebounding advantage in the win over Indiana. Arizona has hit 81 or more points in every one of their wins so far. 

As for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, they don’t have much chance at a victory here. The question will be the margin on the scoreboard. The Islanders have a few big-scoring performances to their credit this year but I don’t think they’ll keep a cover pace in this one. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Arizona Wildcats -22.5