UTRGV at Lamar: 3/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

UTRGV at Lamar: 3/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar Cardinals (2-25) vs UTRGV Vaqueros (7-21)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Montagne Center)

Betting Odds: Lamar Cardinals +2.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros and Lamar Cardinals face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Montagne Center. When these two teams faced off on February 2nd it was the Vaqueros that won 93-79. 

Justin Johnson was the best player for UTRGV scoring 24 points and grabbing ten rebounds. C.J. Roberts was the top player for Lamar scoring 26 points. 

Texas Rio Grande Valley comes into this game with a 7-21 record overall and they have gone 13-12-1 against the spread. This has been an awful season, but they have been at least decent covering spreads. The Vaqueros is averaging 71.5 points while their defense is giving up 78.6 points per game. Guard Justin Johnson has been the top player for UT Rio Grande Valley averaging 17.9 points while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Lamar Cardinals who sit with a 2-27 record and they have gone 8-15-2 against the spread. In the last game against Tarleton State, the offense could only manage 49 points and that led to the eight point defeat. Lamar is averaging only 56.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 68 points per game. C.J. Roberts has been the top player for Lamar averaging 13.6 points while shooting 39.5 percent from the field and 30 percent from behind the three point line. 

UT Rio Grande Valley is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games following an against the spread loss. The under is 4-0 in Lamar’s last four games overall. The under is 4-0 in Lamar’s last four games as an underdog. Lamar is 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. 

These are two teams that have both struggled this season, but Lamar is a much worse team. Lamar is averaging only 56.9 points per game and their lack of scoring is going to let them down in this game. Back UT Rio Grande Valley to cover the spread.

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Shane’s Pick UT Rio Grande Valley

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