McNeese State Cowboys vs Cardinals College Hoops Game Preview
McNeese State Cowboys vs Lamar Cardinals Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Lamar Cardinals try to run the McNeese State Cowboys off the court at Montagne Center in college hoops action.
Lamar will face the 9-13 Cowboys, who own a 0-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cowboys are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 213-rated McNeese State taking on the No. 324-rated Cardinals in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 63-49 win for the Cowboys on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cowboys is ranked No. 186 in NCAA hoops at 34.6 per game. Contrast that with Lamar’s No. 106 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Lamar is the No. 349-ranked team in the country at 1.8 per game, while McNeese State rates No. 299 at 4.8 per game.
Defensively, McNeese State features the nation's No. 301-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.5 points per game. Lamar, meanwhile, comes in at No. 324 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, McNeese State was a 61-58 loser on the road against Texas A&M C.C.. Keelan Garrett scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 61-58 to Texas A&M C.C. at American Bank Center on Saturday).
Lamar was a 78-40 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Sam Houston State. Lamar was run off the court by the Bearkats on Saturday as Sam Houston State routed them 78-40 at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
McNeese State home to Southeastern Louisiana, Tuesday, February 19
Lamar home to Nicholls State, Tuesday, February 19