McNeese State Cowboys at North Carolina Central Eagles ATS Prediction

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The North Carolina Central Eagles (3-5) will be at home in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium when they go head-to-head against the McNeese State Cowboys (2-4). Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

McNeese State Cowboys vs. North Carolina Central Eagles ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Eagles easily got past the Christendom College Crusaders, 110-51, while the Cowboys were blown out by the SMU Mustangs, 91-59.

North Carolina Central dominated every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.7 (better than their season average of 20.4) and a free throw rate of 0.292 (above their season average of 0.240). Christendom College put up marks of 44.6 and 0.114, respectively, for those same stats. McNeese State, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (9-12; 75.0 percent). Julian Walters led the way for North Carolina Central, putting up 21 points, seven assists and six rebounds. James Harvey was a key piece for McNeese State with 16 points.

The Eagles won the only contest between these two teams last year, 77-71. North Carolina Central’s 0.542 effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over McNeese State, who had a mark of 0.460.

The offensive glass should be a huge edge for North Carolina Central in this showdown. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Eagles rank 26th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.4 percent), while McNeese State ranks 295th in defensive rebounding percentage (69.0 percent).

McNeese State vs. North Carolina Central Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – North Carolina Central, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • North Carolina Central ranks 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while McNeese State ranks 284th (37.8).
  • The Cowboys rank 38th in blocks per game (4.5) while the Eagles rank 169th (3.2).
  • McNeese State ranks 232nd in three pointers attempted per game (20.3) while North Carolina Central ranks 287th (18.4).
  • The Eagles rank 57th in assists per game (15.4) while the Cowboys rank 282nd (11.7).
  • North Carolina Central ranks 42nd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while McNeese State ranks 209th (6.7).