McNeese vs Lamar Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/12/24

Lamar (19-13) vs McNeese (28-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6:30 pm (The Legacy Center)

Betting Odds: Lamar +12.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Lamar vs McNeese betting prediction for this college basketball game on Tuesday, March 12th at the Legacy Center. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Lamar recent form and recent player performance 
  • The McNeese recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Lamar
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving McNeese
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Lamar and McNeese
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Lamar and McNeese

Lamar Preview

The Lamar Cardinals are 19-13 (12-6) this year after they defeated New Orleans by a score of 71-57 in their last game. Lamar led 34-25 at halftime and was able to pull away in the second half for the win. The Cardinals shot 42.9% from the field and made 20 free throws in the game. Lamar has also defeated Houston Christian, Texas A&M-Commerce, and Northwestern State during this winning streak. The Cardinals are scoring 78.7 points per game with 38.3 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game, while allowing 73.3 points against per game this season. Terry Anderson is averaging 12.7 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Lamar is shooting 45.3% from the field, 72.6% on free throws, and 35.1% on three pointers this year. 

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McNeese Preview

The McNeese Cowboys are 28-3 (17-1) this season after they defeated New Orleans by a score of 81-57 in their last game. McNeese led 41-30 at halftime and they held New Orleans to only 27 second half points in the win. The Cowboys shot 50.8% from the field and forced 19 turnovers in the game. McNeese has won nine games in a row and 23 of their last 24. The Cowboys are scoring 80.2 points per game with 36.6 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, while giving up 61.2 points against per game this year. Shahada Wells is averaging 17.2 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 4.7 assists per game. McNeese is shooting 48.9% from the field, 69.1% on free throws, and 38.6% on three pointers this season. 

Lamar vs McNeese Betting Prediction

McNeese comes into this matchup with one of the best records in the country and they went 17-1 in conference play. The Cowboys are great on both ends of the court and they are only allowing 61.2 points against per game this year. Lamar has won four games in a row and they were 12-6 in conference play this season. The Cardinals are pretty good on offense, but their defense is allowing over 73 points against per game this year. McNeese won the first two meetings this season by scores of 88-69 and 58-56, and I like them to win easily here. 

David’s Pick McNeese -12.5

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