NCAA hoops odds preview - Louisiana Tech vs. McNeese State
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs McNeese State Cowboys Odds
Burton Coliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host McNeese State Cowboys and the visiting Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in college hoops action on Wednesday.
The Cowboys sport records of 4-3 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 8-2 and 6-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Cowboys and 1-3 for the Bulldogs.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cowboys sit at No. 107 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 59 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 78-69.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and McNeese State has the nation's No. 207-rated offensive output, at 66.6 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 100 allowing on average 62.1 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 43% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.
Defensively, Louisiana Tech features the nation's No. 135-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. McNeese State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 80 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisiana Tech was a 65-55 winner in its last match at home against Southern Miss. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. The Bulldogs got 18 points from Kenyon McNeail as Louisiana Tech ran past Southern Miss 65-55 on Saturday at Thomas Center.
McNeese State won its last outing, a 77-72 result against Louisiana-Lafayette on December 8. The Cowboys grabbed a 77-72 win over the Ragin Cajuns on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Adrian Fields at Burton Coliseum.
Louisiana Tech Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Arkansas-Little Rock are 7-3
After playing Southern Miss are 2-2
After a win are 7-3
Louisiana Tech at Arkansas-Little Rock, Monday, December 17
McNeese State at Texas Tech, Sunday, December 16