McNeese State Cowboys vs. New Orleans Privateers Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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It will be a matchup between two sensational offenses when the New Orleans Privateers (6-11, 2-5 SthLnd) meet the McNeese State Cowboys (8-9, 3-3 SthLnd) at Lakefront Arena. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

McNeese State Cowboys at New Orleans Privateers Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Privateers defeated the Houston Baptist Huskies 106-98, while the Cowboys beat the UIW Cardinals 72-56.

McNeese State played a flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.571 (below their season average of 0.594) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.7 (above their season average of 31.6). UIW was 0.438 and 31.4, respectively, for those same stats. Meanwhile, New Orleans’ turnover percentage was their biggest strength over Houston Baptist. The Privateers had a rate of 8.5 (better than their season average of 17.9), while the Huskies posted a mark of 17.3. Bryson Robinson played a key role for New Orleans with 26 points and seven rebounds. McNeese State, meanwhile, was led by Sha’markus Kennedy, who finished with 12 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks.

The Privateers dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the last game, New Orleans won 60-51. New Orleans had a much better turnover percentage (13.4 vs. 24.1). McNeese State, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (12-17; 70.6 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The physical New Orleans offense could be getting to the free throw line a lot in this showdown. The Privateers currently rank 13th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.291, while McNeese State ranks 126th in FTA rate allowed (0.199). Moreover, the 15th-ranked offense of the Cowboys (offensive efficiency of 112.6) will try to exploit the 308th-ranked defense of the Privateers (defensive efficiency of 105.2).

McNeese State Cowboys at New Orleans Privateers Pick

Pick: SU Winner – New Orleans, ATS Winner – New Orleans, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • McNeese State ranks 23rd in assists per game (16.1) while New Orleans ranks 236th in assists allowed per game (15.9).
  • The Cowboys rank 36th in blocks per game (4.6) while the Privateers rank 155th (2.5).
  • McNeese State ranks 29th in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while New Orleans ranks 108th (34.2).
  • The Privateers rank 65th in three pointers allowed per game (19.7) while the Cowboys rank 229th (24.9).
  • New Orleans ranks 40th in steals per game (8.4) while McNeese State ranks 183rd in steals allowed per game (7.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Privateers have been outscored by an average of 2.6 points in their last five games. On the season, New Orleans has defeated opponents by an average of 0.4 points.
  • During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 77.8 points per game (3.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 77.8 points per game (4.4 above their season average).