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McNeese State Cowboys battle vs Lamar Cardinals highlights college basketball odds menu

Lamar CardinalsMcNeese State Cowboys
Jan 19, 4:00 PM | Burton Coliseum

Lamar Cardinals vs McNeese State Cowboys Odds


Lamar travels to McNeese State on Saturday, hoping to boost its 2-15 record with a victory over the Cowboys.

The Cowboys currently sports a 7-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Cardinals are 2-15 and 1-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cowboys produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinals have gone 0-1 against the number.

View Lamar vs McNeese State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cowboys sit at No. 202 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 321 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cowboys will win this game 64-50.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features McNeese State's No. 216-ranked scoring average of 66 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 330 and allowing 75.7 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 42.2% to date this season, more than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (41.5% per game).

Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 318-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. McNeese State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 126 nationally in scoring at home.

Lamar lost its last outing, a 62-56 result against Texas A&M C.C. on January 12. The Cardinals got 13 points from Donley Minor, but it was Texas A&M C.C. that prevailed in a 62-56 final on Saturday at Montagne Center.

McNeese State was a 72-57 loser in its last match at home against Sam Houston State. Ledrick Eackles scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 72-57 to Sam Houston State at Burton Coliseum on Saturday).

Next up:
Lamar at Oral Roberts, Thursday, January 24
McNeese State at Central Arkansas, Thursday, January 24