Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State Southland Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023
The No. 1 seed Texas A&M-CC Islanders (22-10, 14-4 Southland) are favored by three points against the No. 2 Northwestern State Demons (22-10, 13-5 Southland) in the championship game of the Southland tournament on Wednesday at 5:00 PM, live on ESPN2. The winner earns an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s point total is set at 145.
Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State Odds
- Texas A&M-CC odds to win: -148
- Northwestern State odds to win: +126
- Spread: Texas A&M-CC (-3)
- Total: 145
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
- Time: 5:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN2
- Where: Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Venue: The Legacy Center
Who Will Win Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State?
Texas A&M-CC and Northwestern State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Texas A&M-CC has a 13-7-1 record against the spread this season when favored by 3 points or more.
Northwestern State is 8-2 against the spread when an underdog by 3 points or more this season.
These teams average 155.4 points per game combined, 10.4 more than the total of 145.
Texas A&M-CC and Northwestern State have seen their opponents average a combined 0.4 fewer points per game than the point total of 145 set for this outing.
The average point total in Texas A&M-CC’s games this year is 8.2 more points than the over/under of 145 in this matchup.
The average over/under for Demons games this year is 1.7 more points than the point total of 145 in this outing.
The Islanders are 16-11-1 against the spread this season.
The Demons’ ATS record is 18-13-0 this year.
Texas A&M-CC Stats & Insights
Texas A&M-CC is outscoring opponents by eight points per game with a +255 scoring differential overall. It puts up 80.6 points per game (17th in college basketball) and allows 72.6 per outing (252nd in college basketball).
Texas A&M-CC wins the rebound battle by 2.9 boards on average. It collects 33.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 60th in college basketball, while its opponents grab 30.9 per outing.
The Islanders knock down 7.8 three-pointers per game (128th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 8.1. They shoot 36.7% from deep while their opponents hit 33% from long range.
Texas A&M-CC ranks 51st in college basketball with 99 points scored per 100 possessions, and 117th in college basketball defensively with 89.3 points conceded per 100 possessions.
The Islanders put up 87.9 points per game in home games, compared to 72.7 points per game when playing on the road, a difference of 15.2 points per contest.
Northwestern State Stats & Insights
Northwestern State has a +89 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.8 points per game. It is putting up 74.8 points per game, 109th in college basketball, and is allowing 72 per contest to rank 239th in college basketball.
Northwestern State loses the rebound battle by 1.4 boards on average. It collects 30.3 rebounds per game, 264th in college basketball, while its opponents grab 31.7.
Northwestern State makes 8.5 three-pointers per game (62nd in college basketball) while shooting 36.1% from deep (75th in college basketball). It is making 2.3 more threes than its opponents, who drain 6.2 per game at 32.9%.
Northwestern State ranks 145th in college basketball with 95 points scored per 100 possessions, and 178th defensively with 91.5 points conceded per 100 possessions.
At home the Demons are scoring 76.8 points per game, 3.2 more than they are averaging on the road (73.6).
Texas A&M-CC Key Players to Watch
The Islanders scoring leader is Trey Tennyson, who averages 15.8 per contest to go with 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
Isaac Mushila leads Texas A&M-CC in rebounding, averaging 9.7 per game, while Terrion Murdix leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 5.6 in each contest.
The Islanders get the most three-point shooting production out of Tennyson, who makes three threes per game.
Murdix and Simeon Fryer lead Texas A&M-CC on the defensive end, with Murdix leading the team in steals averaging 2.4 per game and Fryer in blocks averaging 0.5 per contest.
Northwestern State Key Players to Watch
The Demons’ Demarcus Sharp averages enough points (19.1 per game) and assists (4.9 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
Jalen Hampton grabs 7.3 rebounds per game (he also scores 10.1 points per game and adds 0.6 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Northwestern State rebounding leaderboard.
Ja’Monta Black knocks down 3.8 three-pointers per game, the most on the Demons.
Sharp’s steals (1.9 steals per game) and blocks (0.8 blocks per game) pace Northwestern State defensively.
Texas A&M-CC vs. Northwestern State Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Northwestern State (+3)
- Pick OU:
Texas A&M-CC 75, Northwestern State 74
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