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TX A&M-CC Islanders @ Lamar Cardinals

Current Records: TX A&M-CC 16-10, Lamar 15-11

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TX A&M-CC has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They and the Lamar Cardinals will face off in a Southland battle at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Montagne Center. Both teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

Last Monday, the Islanders earned a 72-61 win over the Demons.

Meanwhile, it may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Lamar ultimately got the result they hoped for on Monday. They came out on top against the Lions by a score of 77-72. The win made it back-to-back wins for Lamar.

The Islanders' victory was their third straight at home, which pushed their record up to 16-10. Those good results were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 79.0 points per game. As for the Cardinals, they have been performing well recently as they've won six of their last eight contests, which provided a nice bump to their 15-11 record this season.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: TX A&M-CC have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 40.8 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Lamar struggles in that department as they've been averaging 38.8 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

TX A&M-CC is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. They might be worth a quick bet since they're sitting on a six game streak of covering the spread when playing as the underdog.


Lamar is a slight 1.5-point favorite against TX A&M-CC, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cardinals as a 1-point favorite.

The over/under is 145.5 points.

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Series History

Lamar and TX A&M-CC both have 5 wins in their last 10 games.

  • Feb 03, 2024 - TX A&M-CC 79 vs. Lamar 71
  • Feb 11, 2023 - TX A&M-CC 61 vs. Lamar 52
  • Jan 19, 2023 - Lamar 68 vs. TX A&M-CC 66
  • Dec 18, 2021 - TX A&M-CC 57 vs. Lamar 53
  • Mar 01, 2021 - Lamar 66 vs. TX A&M-CC 47
  • Feb 20, 2021 - TX A&M-CC 77 vs. Lamar 68
  • Feb 22, 2020 - Lamar 79 vs. TX A&M-CC 62
  • Jan 18, 2020 - TX A&M-CC 64 vs. Lamar 58
  • Feb 23, 2019 - Lamar 63 vs. TX A&M-CC 58
  • Jan 05, 2019 - Lamar 61 vs. TX A&M-CC 55