Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders at Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Prediction 12/29/18

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys (5-6) will be at home in Gallagher-Iba Arena when they challenge the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (5-7). Action gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Cowboys lost a close one to the Charlotte 49ers, 66-64, while the Islanders had no trouble getting past the Howard Payne Yellow Jackets, 81-34.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.269 and a turnover percentage of 14.0. For those same stats, Howard Payne was 0.053 and 33.6, respectively. Oklahoma State, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (21.6 vs. 28.5). Oklahoma State’s Cameron McGriff had a good game, contributing 17 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Irshaad Hunte fueled Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The offense of Oklahoma State will go head-to-head against the stingy defense of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Cowboys rank 238th in offensive efficiency, while the Islanders are 49th in defensive efficiency. The Islanders figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Oklahoma State Free Pick

Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Oklahoma State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 48th in rebounds per game (39.3) while Oklahoma State ranks 158th (35.5).
  • The Cowboys average 4.8 blocks per game, which ranks 33rd in the country. The Islanders rank 114th in blocks allowed per game (4.0).
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi averages 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 106th in the country. Oklahoma State ranks 128th in steals allowed per game (7.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Islanders have scored an average of 78.0 points per game (10.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (1.9 below their season average).
  • The Cowboys’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.6, up from 1.1 for the season.