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Cowboys face Texas A&M C.C. Islanders: NCAAB odds preview and stats

McNeese State CowboysTexas A&M C.C. Islanders
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | American Bank Center

McNeese State Cowboys vs Texas A&M C.C. Islanders Odds


The Islanders hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the McNeese State Cowboys pay a visit to American Bank Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Islanders currently sports a 1-12 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-2 ATS. The Cowboys are 4-8 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Islanders produce a 1-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cowboys have gone 0-0 against the number.

View McNeese State vs Texas AM CC Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Islanders at No. 311 and the Cowboys at No. 77 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 62-52 result in favor of the Cowboys.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas A&M C.C.'s No. 333 nationally ranked offense (56.9 points per game) against a Cowboys defense that sits as the No. 138 at 65.2 PPG. The Islanders have been averaging 37% from the field, less than the Cowboys have managed so far this season (40.8% on average).

Defensively, McNeese State features the nation's No. 199-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Texas A&M C.C., meanwhile, comes in at No. 334 nationally in scoring at home.

McNeese State was a 65-56 loser in their most recent outing at home against Southern Miss. Rudy Turner scored 22 points and chipped in with 18 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 65-56 against Southern Miss in college basketball action at Burton Coliseum.

Texas A&M C.C. was a 74-58 loser in their most recent outing at home against Lamar. Chris Hawkins-Mast scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Islanders to a win (they lost 74-58 to Lamar at American Bank Center on Wednesday).

Next up:
McNeese State home to Lamar, Wednesday, January 11
Texas A&M C.C. at Texas-San Antonio, Wednesday, January 11