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McNeese State Cowboys visit Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks in college basketball clash

McNeese State CowboysStephen F. Austin Lumberjacks
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | William R. Johnson Coliseum

McNeese State Cowboys vs Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Stephen F. Austin vs McNeese State battle Saturday at William R. Johnson Coliseum as the Lumberjacks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Lumberjacks are 11-1 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Cowboys are 6-5 and 0-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Stephen F. Austin boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and McNeese State is 1-0.

View McNeese State vs Stephen F Austin Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lumberjacks rated this week at No. 89 and the Cowboys sitting at No. 96. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 82-62 result in favor of the Lumberjacks.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cowboys is ranked No. 187 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Stephen F. Austin’s No. 127 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Stephen F. Austin is the No. 320-ranked team in the country at 4.2 per game, while McNeese State rates No. 331 at 4 per game.

Defensively, McNeese State features the nation's No. 296-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.2 points per game. Stephen F. Austin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 171 nationally in scoring at home.

McNeese State was a 78-63 loser in its last match on the road against Northwestern State. Dontae Cannon scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Cowboys to a win (they lost 78-63 to Northwestern State at Prather Coliseum on Thursday).

Stephen F. Austin was a 79-43 winner in its last match at home against Lamar. Stephen F. Austin cruised to victory on Thursday, running Lamar out of the gym and running up a 79-43 score at William R. Johnson Coliseum.

Next up:
McNeese State home to Nicholls State, Monday, January 7
Stephen F. Austin at Central Arkansas, Thursday, January 10