McNeese State Cowboys vs. Northwestern State Demons Betting Prediction 02/15/20

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Expect a fast-paced game when the McNeese State Cowboys (12-12, 7-6 SthLnd) head to Northwestern State to play the Demons (11-12, 8-6 SthLnd). Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

McNeese State Cowboys vs. Northwestern State Demons Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Demons were victorious over the UIW Cardinals, 70-60, while the Cowboys lost to the Central Arkansas Bears, 82-76.

Northwestern State played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 20.3 (worse than their season average of 20.2) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (below their season average of 0.501). For those same stats, UIW put up marks of 24.9 and 0.436, respectively. McNeese State, meanwhile, did a great job of making free throws (18-23; 78.3 percent). Northwestern State was lifted by Trenton Massner, who contributed 12 points and six rebounds. Sha’markus Kennedy, meanwhile played well for McNeese State, putting up 22 points and 21 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Roydell Brown led the Cowboys to an 85-76 victory. He registered a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds. The Cowboys’ 8.4 turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Demons, who had a mark of 18.5.

There could be a fair amount of transition offense in this matchup that showcases two of the country’s more up-tempo teams. Northwestern State ranks 22nd in possessions per game (74.2) and McNeese State is 51st (72.3). Additionally, the elite offense of the Cowboys ranks fourth in effective field goal percentage (0.580), while the Demons are 35th-best in the NCAA at effective field goal percentage allowed (0.454).

McNeese State Cowboys vs. Northwestern State Demons Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Northwestern State, ATS Winner – Northwestern State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • McNeese State ranks 64th in rebounds allowed per game (32.8) while Northwestern State ranks 255th (38.1).
  • The Demons rank 148th in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while the Cowboys rank 273rd in three pointers allowed per game (25.6).
  • Northwestern State ranks 21st in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while McNeese State ranks 57th (2.8).
  • The Cowboys average 16.3 assists per game, which ranks 16th in the NCAA. The Demons rank 170th in assists allowed per game (13.4).
  • McNeese State ranks 79th in steals per game (7.0) while Northwestern State ranks 215th in steals allowed per game (8.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Demons have outscored opponents by an average of 5.6 points in their last five games. On the season, Northwestern State has lost by an average of 1.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 82.2 points per game (1.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 82.0 points per game (8.2 above their season average).