Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders at Southeastern Louisiana Lions Free Prediction 01/15/20

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The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (6-11, 2-4 SthLnd) will be at the University Center to go head-to-head against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions (4-12, 1-4 SthLnd) in a SthLnd matchup. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders vs. Southeastern Louisiana Lions Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Lions fell to the Nicholls Colonels, 69-58, while the Islanders were defeated by the Abilene Christian Wildcats, 68-56.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.5 (above their season average of 29.8) while Southeastern Louisiana did a terrific job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (20-28; 71.4 percent). Southeastern Louisiana’s Pape Diop had a good outing, finishing with 16 points and five rebounds. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, meanwhile, was lifted by Tony Lewis, who contributed 12 points and 10 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Von Julien led the Lions to an 84-80 win. He produced 20 points. Southeastern Louisiana had a much better turnover percentage (12.3 vs. 27.9). Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (22.7 vs. 10.7).

This game should be a matchup of conflicting tempos. Southeastern Louisiana has preferred an up-and-down style of play (34th in possessions per game), while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has been slower-paced (320th in possessions per game). Ball security could be troublesome for the Islanders. They rank 353rd at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 25.7 percent), while the Lions force the 37th-most turnovers in the NCAA (opponents’ turnover percentage of 23.6 percent).

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Southeastern Louisiana Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Southeastern Louisiana, ATS Winner – Southeastern Louisiana, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 75th in rebounds allowed per game (33.2) while Southeastern Louisiana ranks 256th (39.4).
  • The Lions rank 56th in steals per game (7.9) while the Islanders rank 185th in steals allowed per game (8.4).
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ranks 193rd in assists per game (12.1) while Southeastern Louisiana ranks 202nd in assists allowed per game (14.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Islanders’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.2, up from 4.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Lions have scored an average of 61.2 points per game (6.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 76.0 points per game (0.9 below their season average).