McNeese State Cowboys vs. UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros ATS Prediction 12/22/18

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The McNeese State Cowboys (3-8) travel to UTRGV Fieldhouse to meet the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros (7-6). The Cowboys will try to put an end to a six-game road losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

McNeese State Cowboys at UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Vaqueros defeated the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions, 91-84, while the Cowboys were blown out by the Saint Mary’s Gaels, 87-65.

The Vaqueros had a much better turnover percentage (6.5 vs. 21.6) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.479 vs. 0.462). McNeese State, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 27.6). UT Rio Grande Valley’s Terry Winn III played well, finishing with 18 points and six rebounds. Malik Hines, meanwhile was a key piece for McNeese State with 26 points and six rebounds.

Lesley Varner II and Winn III have played well over the last five games for UT Rio Grande Valley. Varner II has averaged 0 points, while Winn III has put up 0 points a game during that span.

A focal point for the UT Rio Grande Valley offense is getting to the free throw line. The Vaqueros rank 52nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.281), but McNeese State is among the best in the country at keeping opponents away from the charity stripe (ranking 19th by yielding a FTA rate of 0.161). Moreover, the Cowboys rank 340th in turnover percentage (23.6 percent), while the Vaqueros rank ninth in opponents’ turnover percentage (25.2 percent).

McNeese State at UT Rio Grande Valley ATS Pick

Pick: SU Winner – UT Rio Grande Valley, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • McNeese State ranks 44th in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while UT Rio Grande Valley ranks 243rd (41.8).
  • The Cowboys rank 31st in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Vaqueros rank 128th (4.1).
  • UT Rio Grande Valley ranks 130th in assists per game (13.5) while McNeese State ranks 168th in assists allowed per game (14.6).
  • The Vaqueros rank sixth in steals per game (9.6) while the Cowboys rank 192nd (3.8).
  • UT Rio Grande Valley ranks 15th in three pointers allowed per game (18.0) while McNeese State ranks 181st (24.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Vaqueros have outscored opponents by an average of 1.4 points in their last five games. For the season, UT Rio Grande Valley has been defeated by an average of 0.5 points.
  • During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (0.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (4.7 below their season average).