McNeese State Cowboys vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions Odds
McNeese State pays a visit to Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday, hoping to send the Lions to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at SLU University Center.
Southeastern Louisiana battles the Cowboys, currently sitting with a 12-15 mark (0-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Lions and 2-0 for the Cowboys.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 291 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cowboys sit at No. 207 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cowboys will win this game 63-59.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Southeastern Louisiana has the nation's No. 301-rated offensive output, at 61.4 PPG. The visiting Cowboys defense ranks No. 236 allowing on average 68.9 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 40.1% so far, less than the Cowboys marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, McNeese State owns the country's No. 292-rated mark, allowing 74.8 points per game on the highway. Southeastern Louisiana, on the other hand, rates No. 177 in scoring at home.
McNeese State was a 68-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Central Arkansas. McNeese State got 24 points from Desharick Guidry but lost anyway, 68-67, to Central Arkansas on Saturday at Burton Coliseum.
In their last action, Southeastern Louisiana was a 54-45 loser on the road against Sam Houston State. The Lions endured a 54-45 loss at the hands of the Bearkats on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Brandon Fortenberry at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
McNeese State at Nicholls State, Saturday, March 9
Southeastern Louisiana home to Lamar, Saturday, March 9