UIW Cardinals vs. McNeese State Cowboys Betting Prediction 01/15/20

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The UIW Cardinals (4-11, 1-3 SthLnd) and the McNeese State Cowboys (7-9, 2-3 SthLnd) square off at H&HP Complex. The Cardinals will try to end a seven-game road losing streak. The game gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

UIW Cardinals vs. McNeese State Cowboys ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Cowboys defeated the Northwestern State Demons 85-76, while the Cardinals edged the New Orleans Privateers 73-70.

UIW dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an extraordinary free throw rate of 0.528 (above their season average of 0.208) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 (above their season average of 27.7). For those same stats, New Orleans put up marks of 0.373 and 24.1, respectively. The Cowboys, on the other hand, had an absurdly low turnover percentage of 8.4 (better than their season average of 21.5) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.6 (above their season average of 31.2). Roydell Brown played a key role for McNeese State with 14 points and 15 rebounds. UIW, meanwhile, received a boost from Drew Lutz, who put up 17 points and seven assists.

The Cowboys won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 88-77. McNeese State’s free throw rate was their biggest advantage over UIW. The Cowboys had a rate of 0.400, while the Cardinals posted a mark of 0.164. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The productive offense of McNeese State (16th in the country with an offensive efficiency of 112.4) will square off against the bottom-tier defense of UIW (268th in the nation with a defensive efficiency of 102.4). The Cowboys figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

UIW Cardinals vs. McNeese State Cowboys Free Pick

Pick: SU Winner – McNeese State, ATS Winner – McNeese State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • McNeese State ranks 34th in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while UIW ranks 244th (38.8).
  • The Cowboys rank 160th in three pointers attempted per game (21.6) while the Cardinals rank 242nd (18.7).
  • UIW ranks 99th in steals per game (7.0) while McNeese State ranks 174th in steals allowed per game (8.0).
  • The Cowboys average 16.0 assists per game, which ranks 32nd in the nation. The Cardinals rank 201st in assists allowed per game (14.7).
  • McNeese State ranks 44th in blocks per game (4.4) while UIW ranks 161st (2.5).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Cardinals’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.6, up from 6.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 78.0 points per game (3.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 82.8 points per game (8.3 above their season average).