UTRGV at Cal Baptist: 3/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

UTRGV at Cal Baptist: 3/8/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by

Cal Baptist Lancers (17-14) vs UTRGV Vaqueros (8-22)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Michelob Ultra Arena)

Betting Odds: Cal Baptist Lancers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Texas Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros and California Baptist Lancers face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at the WAC Tournament at Michelob ULTRA Arena. When these two teams faced off on February 12th it was Cal Baptist that won 80-72. 

UTRGV was led by Justin Johnson who finished with 38 points. Cal Baptist had four different players who finished with 12 points. 

THE UTRGV Vaqueros come into this game with an 8-22 record overall and in their last game against Stephen F. Austin the defense really struggled giving up 93 points and that led to the 30 point defeat. Texas-Rio Grande Valley is averaging 71.1 points while their defense is giving up 78.6 points per game. Justin Johnson has been the best player for Texas Rio Grande Valley averaging 18.1 points while shooting 50.3 percent from the field and 34 percent from behind the three point line. Marek Nelson has also been having a good season averaging 10.2 points while shooting 47.1 percent from the field and 27.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

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On the side of this matchup is the Cal Baptist Lancers who sit with a 17-14 record and in their last game against Lamar they won 78-66. Cal Baptist has won two games in a row. Cal Baptist is averaging 71.9 points while their defense is giving up 66.9 points per game. Ty Rowell has been the top player for Cal Baptist averaging 11.9 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from behind the three point line. There are four different players that are averaging at least 10.5 points per game. In this game if Cal Baptist wants to win, the offense is going to need to be good again. 

Cal Baptist is the best team, and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. I don’t trust this UTRGV offense, and that is going to be the difference as the Lancers get the job done with ease. Back Cal Baptist to cover the spread. In terms of the total it's a lean to the under. 

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Shane’s Pick Cal Baptist -6.5

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