McNeese State at Northwestern State: 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

McNeese State at Northwestern State: 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Scott Sewell-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern State Demons (9-22) vs McNeese State Cowboys (10-21)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:30 pm (Leonard E. Merrell Center)

Betting Odds: Northwestern State Demons +1.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The McNeese State Cowboys and Northwestern State Demons face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the Merrell Center. When these two teams faced off in February of 2022 it was McNeese State that won 80-75. 

McNeese State comes into this game with a 10-21 record overall and they have gone 11-14-2 against the spread. In the last game against Houston Baptist, they were able to force four overtimes but it wasn’t enough as they were defeated 149-144. Two games ago against Incarnate Word, McNeese State was defeated by two points. McNeese State is averaging 78.1 points while their defense is giving up 77.6 points per game. Christian Shumate has been the top player for the Cowboys averaging 12.6 points while shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 20.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is Northwestern State who sits with a 9-22 record overall and they have gone 13-14-1 against the spread. In the last game against Southeast Louisiana, the defense really struggled giving up 85 points and that led to the five point defeat. Northwestern State is averaging 74.1 points while their defense is giving up 80.4 points per game. Forward Pete Nance has been the top player for Northwestern State averaging 14.7 points while shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 44.9 percent from behind the three point line. There are three different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game .

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McNeese State is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games. McNeese State is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games played on a neutral site. The over is 5-0 in Northwestern State’s last five games played on a neutral site. 

McNeese State wants to play a faster pace and this is a Northwestern defense team that has been awful this year. Look for McNeese State to run up the score, Northwestern State will do a good job of keeping pace, and both of these teams will fail to play any defense. Back the over. 

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