Check out our free Houston Christian vs McNeese State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Lake Charles. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Houston Christian vs McNeese State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Cowboys Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Houston Christian Huskies at McNeese State Cowboys
- Where: Lake Charles at The Legacy Center
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Houston Christian +7, HOUBAP +245 | MCNST -316 O/U 151.0
Houston Christian heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-12. On the road, the Huskies will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 0-8. So far, the Huskies have been the underdog 14 times, going 2-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7 underdogs on the spread.
Houston Christian will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brycen Long who is averaging 15.24 points per game for the Huskies. Long is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Huskies’ offensive game plan is the play of Bonke Maring who has hit 61.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.24 points per game.
Houston Christian comes into today’s matchup vs McNeese State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.5 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 44.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Huskies have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 250th in possessions per game.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Houston Christian, the McNeese State Cowboys will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 5-12. So far this season, McNeese State has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-4. The Cowboys’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7 points in their favor. For the season, McNeese State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 2-3.
McNeese State’s leading scorer this season is Trae English, who is averaging 12.06 points per contest. So far, English has accounted for 17.84% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 1.59 rebounds per game and 3.35 assists. Christian Shumate is the second leading scorer for the Cowboys, averaging 11.53 points per game. Between him and Shumate, they are accounting for 34.9% of the team’s scoring.
McNeese State comes into today’s matchup vs Houston Christian, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 17 games, they have hit 45.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Cowboys have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 174th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Houston Christian Huskies +7
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the McNeese State Cowboys are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -7. However, we anticipate Houston Christian putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Cowboys as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Huskies to cover.