Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Sam Houston State - 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Sam Houston State - 3/3/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Sam Houston State Bearkats (18-7) vs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders (4-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Johnson Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Sam Houston State Bearkats -15 -- Over/Under: 142 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Sam Houston State Bearkats will be hosting the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders this Wednesday. The Bearkats came away with a 75-70 win on the road in their previous matchup. 

The Islanders head into this won having lost their last game 66-47 against the Lamar Cardinals. They shot the ball poorly across the board, going 32.7% from the field, 30% from three, and 35.7% from the line. AMCC had assists on 11 of 18 field goals. They did not have a player score in double figures. The Islanders allowed the Cardinals to shoot 49.1% from the field, and 42.9% from three. They were outrebounded 40-34. The Islanders are averaging 63.6 points per game this season, while allowing 71 points to the opposition. Jalen White leads the team with 11.3 points per game. 

Sam Houston State comes into this one a half game out in the Southland conference, winning 5 of their last 6 games. They won their last time out 83-70 on the road against the Houston Baptist Huskies. The offense was efficient, shooting 48.5% from the field and assisting on 14 of 33 makes. Demarkus Lampley led the way with 19 points, hitting 4 of 9 from deep. The defense was disruptive, limiting the Huskies to 4-21 shooting from three while grabbing 11 steals. Sam Houston State is averaging 80.7 points per game, while allowing 71 to their opponents. Zach Nutall leads the team in scoring, averaging 19.2 points per game. 

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Sam Houston State is 13-7 ATS this season, 9-4 ATS after a win, and 6-0 ATS at home. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi is 8-11 ATS this season, 8-8 ATS after a loss, and 3-6 ATS on the road.

Sam Houston State has been lights out at home, with an 11-0 record. In their last three at home, they have won by an average of 21.6 points per game. The Islanders have been terrible on the road, going 0-9 this season. In their last three road games they have lost by an average of 23 points per game. Fifteen points is tempting but AMCC has shown me nothing all year. The Bearkats have consistently got it done at home and will have no trouble in this one. Give me the Bearkats in a blowout cover. 

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Joe’s Pick Sam Houston State Bearkats -15

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