Incarnate Word Cardinals vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders ATS Odds

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The Incarnate Word Cardinals (5-20, 0-15 SthLnd), who are currently on a 17-game skid, look to get back in the win column when they visit American Bank Center to meet the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (9-16, 6-9 SthLnd). Action gets underway at 2:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Incarnate Word Cardinals at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Odds Preview

In the Cardinals last contest, they lost to the Northwestern State Demons, 66-54. With 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting, Sam Burmeister led Incarnate Word in scoring. Northwestern State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.508 (above their season average of 0.445). Incarnate Word, meanwhile, did a great job of converting from the charity stripe (18-22; 81.8 percent).

The Islanders come in on a high note after defeating the Abilene Christian Wildcats in their last contest, 76-67. With 24 points on 10-for-22 shooting, Joseph Kilgore was the games leading scorer. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.1 (better than their season average of 20.8) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.0 (below their season average of 29.9). For those same stats, Abilene Christian was 19.5 and 25.7, respectively.

This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of Incarnate Word. Incarnate Word ranks 336th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.1 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi forces the 31st-most turnovers in the NCAA (22.1 percent).

These teams have already met once this season. The Islanders won 56-51. The Islanders played a nearly flawless game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 and a turnover percentage of 17.3. For those same stats, the Cardinals were 22.9 and 23.8, respectively. Despite the loss, Shawn Johnson was a top performer in the game with 14 points and nine rebounds.

Incarnate Word Cardinals vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Prediction

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Incarnate Word, ATS Winner – Incarnate Word, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Cardinals rank 282nd in three pointers attempted per game (17.6) while the Islanders rank 310th (14.7).
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 251st in assists per game (11.3) while Incarnate Word ranks 254th (11.2).
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 89th in rebounds allowed per game (33.3) while Incarnate Word ranks 279th (38.9).
  • The Cardinals rank 21st in blocks per game (5.2) while the Islanders rank 156th (2.9).
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 76th in steals per game (6.9) while Incarnate Word ranks 193rd in steals allowed per game (7.5).

Betting Trends:

  • The Islanders average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.8, up from 3.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Cardinals have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (6.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.6 points per game (1.2 above their season average).