McNeese vs Lamar Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/26/24

Lamar (15-12) vs McNeese (24-3)

Game Info: Monday, February 26, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Montagne Center)

Betting Odds: Lamar +10.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The McNeese Cowboys will play the Lamar Cardinals in a Southland game on Monday night at the Montagne Center in Beaumont, Texas. McNeese has won five games in a row, while Lamar has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the McNeese vs Lamar prediction. 

McNeese Preview

The McNeese Cowboys are 24-3 (13-1) this year after they defeated Incarnate Word by a score of 87-71 in their last game. McNeese led 44-21 at the half and they were able to get the win, but they did allow 50 second half points. The Cowboys shot 44.9% from the field and forced 19 turnovers in the game. McNeese has won five games in a row and 19 of their last 20. The Cowboys are scoring 80.6 points per game with 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, while allowing 61.2 points against per game this year. Shahada Wells is averaging 16.9 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 4.8 assists per game. McNeese is shooting 49.3% from the field, 69.1% on free throws, and 38.6% on three pointers this season.

Lamar Preview

The Lamar Cardinals are 15-12 (9-5) this season after they lost to Texas A&M-CC by a score of 75-61 in their last game. Lamar trailed 44-24 at halftime, but they did win the second half 37-31. The Cardinals shot 35.1% from the field and were -11 in rebounding margin in the game. Lamar defeated SELA by a score of 77-72 and New Orleans by a score of 94-72 in the two games prior to Texas A&M-CC. The Cardinals are scoring 79.8 points per game with 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game, while giving up 74.7 points against per game this season. Terry Anderson is averaging 12.6 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. Lamar is shooting 45.2% from the field, 73.1% on free throws, and 35.7% on three pointers this year. 

McNeese vs Lamar Betting Prediction

McNeese rolls into this game as the best team in the Southland Conference and they have one of the best records in the country. The Cowboys have won 19 of their last 20 games and they have been dominating teams during this streak. McNeese is great offensively, where they are shooting over 49% from the field, but their defense is only allowing 61.2 points against per game this year. Lamar is 9-5 in conference play and they are fourth in the conference, but they are allowing almost 75 points against per game. McNeese has won eight of their last eleven games by at least 11 points and I like them to win in a blowout once again here. 

David’s Pick McNeese -10.5

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