McNeese State Cowboys visit Sam Houston State Bearkats in college basketball clash
McNeese State Cowboys vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Sam Houston State and McNeese State on Thursday, with the host Bearkats trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Sam Houston State will face the 8-12 Cowboys, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bearkats are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cowboys are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bearkats, most recently No. 101 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cowboys, who rate No. 230 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-61 victory for the Bearkats.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Sam Houston State has the nation's No. 235-rated offensive output, at 65.1 PPG. The visiting Cowboys defense ranks No. 281 allowing on average 71 PPG. The Bearkats FG% has averaged 38% so far, less than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, McNeese State owns the country's No. 332-rated mark, allowing 79.1 points per game on the highway. Sam Houston State, on the other hand, rates No. 220 in scoring at home.
McNeese State was an 86-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern State. The Cowboys endured an 86-74 loss at the hands of the Demons on Sunday, despite a 22-point effort from Dontae Cannon at Burton Coliseum.
In their last action, Sam Houston State was a 55-51 winner on the road against Texas A&M C.C.. The Bearkats grabbed a 55-51 win over the Islanders on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Demarcus Gatlin at American Bank Center.
McNeese State at Texas A&M C.C., Saturday, February 9
Sam Houston State home to Lamar, Saturday, February 9