McNeese State Cowboys vs. UIW Cardinals Betting Prediction 01/02/19

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The UIW Cardinals (5-8) welcome the McNeese State Cowboys (4-9) to Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. The Cowboys can end a seven-game road losing streak. Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

McNeese State Cowboys vs. UIW Cardinals ATS Odds

Both teams lost big in their last matchup. The Cardinals fell to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 87-37, while the Cowboys were defeated by the Saint Mary’s Gaels, 87-65.

McNeese State had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 27.6) while UIW had a better free throw rate (0.184 vs. 0.175). Antoine Smith Jr. was a key piece for UIW with 16 points. Meanwhile, Malik Hines had a solid performance for McNeese State, putting up 26 points and six rebounds.

The Cowboys won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 85-62. McNeese State made good use of their 27 trips to the free throw line, making 22 of them (81.5 percent). UIW, meanwhile, was just 16-24 (66.7 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This has potential to be a mistake-prone game for the offense of McNeese State. McNeese State ranks 282nd in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 23.8 percent), while the gambling defense of UIW forces the 81st-most turnovers in the country (21.5 percent).

McNeese State Cowboys vs. UIW Cardinals ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – UIW, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • McNeese State ranks 58th in rebounds per game (37.2) while UIW ranks 260th (27.8).
  • The Cowboys average 3.5 blocks per game, which ranks 54th in the nation. The Cardinals rank 74th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
  • UIW averages 6.1 steals per game, which ranks 128th in the nation. McNeese State ranks 139th in steals allowed per game (8.0).
  • The Cowboys rank 181st in assists per game (14.2) while the Cardinals rank 232nd (10.2).
  • McNeese State ranks 221st in three pointers attempted per game (16.7) while UIW ranks 266th (14.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Cardinals have scored an average of 60.4 points per game (4.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.4 points per game (4.9 below their season average).
  • The Cowboys have outscored opponents by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. For the season, McNeese State has lost by an average of 3.2 points.