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McNeese State Cowboys host Southeastern Louisiana Lions in college basketball action

Southeastern Louisiana LionsMcNeese State Cowboys
Jan 18, 8:00 PM | Burton Coliseum

Southeastern Louisiana Lions vs McNeese State Cowboys Odds


The Southeastern Louisiana Lions will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Cowboys in McNeese State at Burton Coliseum on Wednesday in college basketball action.

McNeese State will face the 7-8 Lions, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cowboys are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lions are 0-1 favoring the OVER.

View Southeastern Louisiana vs McNeese State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cowboys at No. 124 and the Lions at No. 170 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 64-62 result in favor of the Cowboys.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and McNeese State has the nation's No. 259-rated offensive output, at 64.1 PPG. The visiting Lions defense ranks No. 62 allowing on average 62.3 PPG. The Cowboys FG% has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.

Defensively, Southeastern Louisiana features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. McNeese State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 207 nationally in scoring at home.

Southeastern Louisiana was a 67-55 winner in its last match at home against Texas A&M C.C.. The Lions grabbed a 67-55 win over the Islanders on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from DeShawn Patterson at SLU University Center.

McNeese State lost its last outing, an 82-73 result against Texas State on January 14. Patrick Richard scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 82-73 to Texas State at Strahan Coliseum on Saturday).

Next up:
Southeastern Louisiana home to Nicholls State, Saturday, January 21
McNeese State home to Northwestern State, Saturday, January 21