The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders are making a run at the 2022 Southland Conference Tournament title after Simeon Fryer's game-high 20 points led them to a 71-64 victory over Nicholls State in the semifinals. They'll have to get by a familiar opponent in the Southeastern Louisiana Lions. The Islanders and Lions split in their regular season matchups with each team winning as road underdogs -- covering both ATS and winning outright. Tipoff is set for 9:30 p.m. ET from the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, which has been the site of the Southland Tournament since 2008. The winner will get an automatic bid into the 2022 NCAA Tournament, and if the Islanders have one more upset left in them, they will get there in spite of fourth-place regular season finish in their conference.
The Lions are 2.5-point favorites and the total set at over-under 145.5 points in the latest Southeastern Louisiana vs. Texas A&M-CC odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Before making any Texas A&M-CC vs. SE Louisiana picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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- Texas A&M-CC vs. SE Louisiana point spread: SE Louisiana -2.5
- Texas A&M-CC vs. SE Louisiana over-under total: 145.5 points
- Texas A&M-CC vs. SE Louisiana money line: Texas A&M-CC +125, SE Louisiana -145
- TXAMCC: The Islanders are 13-6 against the spread after a win.
- SELOU: The Over is 9-1 in the Lions' last 10 games.
Why Texas A&M-Corpus Christi can cover
The Islanders have the edge on the defensive side of the ball having allowed nearly 10 fewer points per game and a field goal percentage that is nearly five percentage points lower than the Lions, so they will look to have them play their style of game. The Islanders have held their opponents to 70 points or fewer in five of their last six games.
The Islanders will look to continue their run of covering games in neutral sites as they enter this matchup with a 5-2 record against the spread on neutral sites. They also have performed well ATS in conference games this year with a 11-8 record ATS and a 10-7 record ATS in neutral site games.
Why Southeastern Louisiana can cover
For starters, in their most recent matchup against each other just less than a month ago, the Lions covered against the spread and won outright by nine points on the road at Texas A&M-CC. The Lions will enter this matchup having covered five of their last six games against the spread -- they are also winners of seven of their last eight games outright.
The Lions can rope teams into high-scoring games, and that's not a level the Islanders have played at often as of late. While SE Louisiana scored at least 80 points in nine straight games before the 74-65 win over New Orleans on Friday, Texas A&M-CC has reached that number just twice in 12 games since their 86-71 win over the Lions in late January.
How to make SE Louisiana vs. Texas A&M-CC picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 149 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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