There are four games on the WAC Hoops slate for Thursday. And it is an over kind of day plus a favorite kind of day.
Will we see a healthy Lamar squad finally? The Cardinals host Sam Houston in the first game of the night.
Will Chicago State win another WAC game or does UTRGV get its first conference win?
How will ACU handle the GCU Havocs? And can GCU keep pace at the top of the WAC standings?
Is Tarleton for real? Or, will New Mexico State show the Texans that the Aggies are still the Kings of the Mountain?
Lots of intriguing matchups and in this episode of WAC Wager, Kyle gives his thoughts on each game as well as his bets for each game.
Kyle’s bets for the day:
Sam Houston -5, Over 136.5
UTRGV -9, Over 149.5
GCU -3.5, Over 133
NMSU -9.5, Over 128.5
We just don’t know who is playing for Lamar. But, we do know that Sam Houston has the best player on the floor in Savion Flagg. And the Bearkats are 3-1 in WAC play and coming off a thrilling road win at Abilene Christian. Lots of what ifs for Lamar while we know what we are getting from the Bearkats.
UTRGV is desperate for a conference win. The Vaqueros are 0-4 in WAC play under first year head coach Matt Figger. UTRGV hasn’t been healthy all season. And Chicago State is coming off its first conference win since 2018. It is a perfect storm for UTRGV and to hit the over as both teams can score and like to get up and down the floor.
I like GCU tonight to pull away late. The interior presence of Gabe McGlothan is going to cause problems as is the athleticism of Sean Miller-Moore. The guard lines will be fun to watch battle it out all night. GCU takes care of the ball rather well which is the kryptonite of ACU who likes to create turnovers. And how will ACU handle the Havocs tonight? Should be a fun one between two good basketball teams.
And last, but not least, I like New Mexico State tonight to reign supreme. The Aggies are at home in Las Cruces, have more size and depth and simply a major chip on their shoulders. Love Tarleton but the Texans lack depth and size which is what led to the 22-point loss at Utah Valley two weeks ago. Aggies by 12 tonight while hitting the over.