Two struggling teams hit the court when the Texas A&M-CC Islanders (2-15) host the Lamar Cardinals (3-13) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET. The Islanders are 2.5-point favorites as they look to stop a nine-game losing streak against the Cardinals, who have lost four straight. The matchup has an over/under of 137.5.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cardinals (+2.5)

The spread for this game suggested by the model (1.7 points) is slightly less than the 2.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Islanders, though the data still has them as the favorite.

Pick OU:
Over (137.5)

The model’s predicted total (137.7 points) and the DraftKings set total (137.5 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

Prediction: Texas A&M-CC 70, Lamar 68

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Islanders’ average implied point total this season is 3.4 more points than their implied total in Saturday’s game (73.4 implied points on average compared to 70 implied points in this game).
  • Texas A&M-CC has surpassed its implied point total for this matchup (70) three times this season.
  • The Cardinals’ average implied point total on the season (75.5 points) is 7.5 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (68 points).
  • Lamar has scored more than 68 points in six games this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Texas A&M-CC and Lamar Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Islanders 6-8 0-1 10-4
Cardinals 5-11 1-3 8-8

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Texas A&M-CC

Lamar
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/13/2021 Abilene Christian Loss 83-55 2/13/2021 Houston Baptist Loss 80-75
2/10/2021 SFA Loss 80-68 2/10/2021 Nicholls State Loss 76-71
2/8/2021 Abilene Christian Loss 82-69 2/6/2021 Abilene Christian Loss 77-62
2/6/2021 Incarnate Word Loss 58-53 2/3/2021 Incarnate Word Loss 67-58
2/3/2021 SFA Loss 84-75 1/30/2021 McNeese Win 64-56

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