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Southland Tournament - McNeese State Cowboys vs Lions College Hoops Game Preview

McNeese State CowboysSoutheastern Louisiana Lions
March 14, 6:00 PM | Merrell Center

McNeese State Cowboys vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Southeastern Louisiana and McNeese State on Thursday, with the host Lions trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

It's a game in the Southland Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. Merrell Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Southeastern Louisiana will face the 14-16 Cowboys, who own a 1-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lions are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cowboys are 2-1 favoring the OVER.

View McNeese State vs Southeastern Louisiana Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions sit at No. 281 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cowboys sit at No. 194 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cowboys will win this game 64-61.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Southeastern Louisiana's No. 223-rated squad against McNeese State's No. 136-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Southeastern Louisiana rates No. 231 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 278 nationally with 5.2 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, McNeese State owns the country's No. 297-rated mark, allowing 74.9 points per game on the highway. Southeastern Louisiana, on the other hand, rates No. 137 in scoring at home.

McNeese State won its last outing, a 62-59 result against Nicholls State on March 13. They covered in that game as a 1-point underdog. Dontae Cannon scored 23 points leading the Cowboys to a 62-59 victory over Nicholls State at Merrell Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Southeastern Louisiana, they were an 86-72 winner as they battled Lamar at home. The Lions got a terrific 26-point effort from Brandon Fortenberry as Southeastern Louisiana defeated Lamar 86-72 on Saturday at SLU University Center.

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