Northwestern State Demons vs. McNeese State Cowboys Betting Prediction 01/11/20

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Expect a fast-paced game when the Northwestern State Demons (6-8, 3-2 SthLnd) visit McNeese State to take on the Cowboys (6-9, 1-3 SthLnd). Action gets underway at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Northwestern State Demons vs. McNeese State Cowboys ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Cowboys defeated the Abilene Christian Wildcats 88-84, while the Demons beat the UIW Cardinals 72-66.

Northwestern State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.238 (above their season average of 0.217) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.452 (below their season average of 0.505). UIW recorded marks of 0.139 and 0.348, respectively, for those same stats. The Cowboys, on the other hand, made 26 of their 29 free throws (89.7 percent) and held the Wildcats to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.2 (below their season average of 32.6). Sha’markus Kennedy led the way for McNeese State, contributing 24 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks. Meanwhile, Chudier Bile played a key role for Northwestern State with 22 points and 12 rebounds.

The Demons dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the most recent matchup, Northwestern State won 74-72. Northwestern State’s 0.602 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over McNeese State, who had a mark of 0.447. This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

The high-powered offense of McNeese State will face off against the porous defense of Northwestern State. The Cowboys currently rank 29th in offensive efficiency, while the Demons are 259th in defensive efficiency. The Cowboys should have the advantage on that end of the court.

Northwestern State at McNeese State Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – McNeese State, ATS Winner – McNeese State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • McNeese State ranks 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.1) while Northwestern State ranks 194th (37.3).
  • The Demons average 22.9 three pointers per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. The Cowboys rank 224th in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).
  • Northwestern State ranks 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while McNeese State ranks 86th (3.3).
  • The Cowboys rank 39th in assists per game (15.7) while the Demons rank 166th in assists allowed per game (13.7).
  • McNeese State averages 7.6 steals per game, which ranks 71st in the NCAA. Northwestern State ranks 187th in steals allowed per game (8.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 82.8 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 81.0 points per game (6.6 above their season average).
  • The Demons have outscored opponents by an average of 14.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Northwestern State has lost by an average of 2.6 points.