The Loyola Marymount Lions (1-1) will be at home in Albert Gersten Pavilion when they challenge the McNeese State Cowboys (1-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017.
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In the Cowboys last matchup, they got blown out by the San Diego State Aztecs, 83-52. Quatarrius Wilson had a solid game for McNeese State, leading the team in scoring with 15 points on 7-for-11 shooting. San Diego States turnover percentage was their largest advantage over McNeese State. The Aztecs had a rate of 9.8, while the Cowboys posted a mark of 18.8.
The Lions will look to keep it rolling after topping the UC Riverside Highlanders in their last contest, 76-64. With 21 points on 7-for-15 shooting, Eli Scott was the games leading scorer. The Lions had a much better turnover percentage (12.5 vs. 25.3) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.500 vs. 0.489).
The offensive glass could be a huge edge for Loyola Marymount in this battle. The Lions rank 99th in offensive rebounding percentage (31.5 percent), while McNeese State ranks 344th in defensive rebounding percentage (64.5 percent) dating back to the 2016-17 season.
McNeese State Cowboys vs. Loyola Marymount Lions Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Loyola Marymount, ATS Winner – Loyola Marymount, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Lions average 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 89th in the nation. The Cowboys rank 118th in blocks allowed per game (3.3).
- Loyola Marymount ranks 89th in assists per game (14.8) while McNeese State ranks 310th (10.4).
- The Lions rank 139th in rebounds allowed per game (34.7) while the Cowboys rank 314th (41.0).
- Loyola Marymount ranks 29th in steals per game (7.6) while McNeese State ranks 183rd (5.8).