Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns at McNeese State Cowboys Free Prediction


The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (7-4) will travel to H&HP Complex to take on the McNeese State Cowboys (3-7). The game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. McNeese State Cowboys Betting Odds

In their last game, the Cowboys lost big to the Saint Mary’s Gaels, 87-65, while the Ragin’ Cajuns had no trouble getting past the Univ. of the Virgin Islands Buccaneers, 121-80.

Louisiana played a nearly perfect game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.771 and a turnover percentage of 17.0. For those same stats, Univ. of the Virgin Islands was 0.471 and 22.2, respectively. McNeese State, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 27.6). Malik Hines played well for McNeese State with 26 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Louisiana received a boost from Jakeenan Gant, who recorded 19 points.

The Ragin’ Cajuns won the lone contest between these two teams last year, 89-78. Louisiana had a much better turnover percentage (10.7 vs. 17.9). McNeese State, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.8 vs. 26.5). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Gant has been playing at a high level recently for Louisiana, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

This has potential to be a sloppy game for the offense of McNeese State. McNeese State ranks 328th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.5 percent), while the gambling defense of Louisiana forces the 63rd-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.7 percent). It will also be a battle of opposite paces as the fast-breaking Ragin’ Cajuns rank 13th in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Cowboys rank 280th.

Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns vs. McNeese State Cowboys Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Louisiana ranks 48th in three pointers attempted per game (25.9) while McNeese State ranks 268th (16.8).
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns average 16.0 assists per game, which ranks 36th in the NCAA. The Cowboys rank 179th in assists allowed per game (14.5).
  • Louisiana ranks 33rd in blocks per game (4.6) while McNeese State ranks 106th (3.4).
  • The Cowboys rank 38th in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while the Ragin’ Cajuns rank 244th (39.6).
  • Louisiana ranks 37th in steals per game (8.0) while McNeese State ranks 208th (4.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Ragin’ Cajuns\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.2, down from 5.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 69.8 points per game (0.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.6 points per game (4.1 below their season average).