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College Basketball Matchup - McNeese State Cowboys Lamar Cardinals Odds Preview

Lamar CardinalsMcNeese State Cowboys
March 5, 4:00 PM | Burton Coliseum

Lamar Cardinals vs McNeese State Cowboys Odds

13-16TEAM RECORD18-10

The McNeese State Cowboys will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Cardinals at Burton Coliseum in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Cardinals have watched them go 13-16 and 1-2 ATS on the year, while the Cowboys are at 18-10 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 0-0, while the Cardinals have a 3-0 mark.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 132 (Cowboys) and the No. 109 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-78 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up McNeese State's No. 58 nationally ranked offense (73.8 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 319 at 75.4 PPG. The Cowboys have been averaging 43.6% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (43.3% on average).

Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 300-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.9 points per game. McNeese State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 nationally in scoring at home.

Lamar was a 113-102 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas State. Lamar got 30 points from Mike James en route to a 113-102 victory over Texas State on Wednesday at Montagne Center.

McNeese State lost its last outing, an 81-74 result against Southeastern Louisiana on March 2. McNeese State suffered an 81-74 loss against Southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Patrick Richard in a losing effort at Burton Coliseum.