McNeese State Cowboys vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Preview
Sam Houston State Bearkats vs McNeese State Cowboys Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Burton Coliseum Saturday as host McNeese State looks to handle the Sam Houston State Bearkats in NCAA hoops action.
The Cowboys bring a 7-7 record (0-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-6 Bearkats, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed McNeese State go 1-0 so far and the Bearkats go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 140-rated Sam Houston State taking on the No. 111-rated Cowboys in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-63 win for the Bearkats on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and McNeese State has the nation's No. 198-rated offensive output, at 66.6 PPG. The visiting Bearkats defense ranks No. 78 allowing on average 61.5 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, more than the Bearkats marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.2% per game.
Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 155-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. McNeese State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 89 nationally in scoring at home.
Sam Houston State was a 68-57 winner in its last match on the road against Lamar. The Bearkats got 14 points from Terrance Motley as Sam Houston State ran past Lamar 68-57 on Thursday at Montagne Center.
In their last action, McNeese State was a 75-71 winner at home against Texas A&M C.C.. McNeese State earned a 75-71 victory over Texas A&M C.C. on Thursday, getting 16 points from Desharick Guidry at Burton Coliseum.
Sam Houston State home to Central Arkansas, Thursday, January 17
McNeese State home to Lamar, Saturday, January 19