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McNeese State vs Baylor Pick & Preview: Wednesday, November 23rd Betting Odds
Cowboys vs Bears Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: McNeese State Cowboys at Baylor Bears
- Where: Waco at Ferrell Center
- Date: Wednesday, November 23rd
- Betting Odds: McNeese State +33, MCNST +8250 | BAYL -112499 O/U 152.5
The McNeese State Cowboys head into today’s game in what will be their 6th game of the season, posting a record of 2-3. On the road, the Cowboys will be playing their 1st game of the season, having gone 0-1. So far, the Cowboys have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +33 underdogs on the spread.
Christian Shumate comes into today’s game as the Cowboys’ leading scorer at 12.8 points per contest. Not only has Shumate been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is McNeese State’s top rebounder at 10.6 boards per contest. Behind Shumate, the team has benefited from the strong play of Trae English who is second on the team in scoring at 10.6 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.7% of his shots and is adding 1.4 boards per game.
McNeese State comes into today’s matchup vs Baylor, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 5 games, they have hit 45.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Cowboys’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 174th in possessions per game.
The Baylor Bears head into today’s game in what will be their 6th game of the season, posting a record of 4-1. Currently, the Bears have been the home team 4 times, sitting with a record of 4-0. The Bears’ are sitting with a betting line that is -33 points in their favor. For the season, Baylor has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1.
Baylor will be dealing with a key absence in this matchup vs McNeese State, as their leading scorer, <__main__.PlayerInfoClass object at 0x7f75f409ac70> will be unavailable. The Bears’ will be looking to replace his 18.0 points per game, which accounts for 19.57% of the team’s scoring. Adam Flagler will need to take on a bigger role for the Bears’ offense, as he is 2nd on the team at 17.8 points per game. So far, Flagler has connected on 50.8% of his field goal attempts.
Baylor comes into today’s matchup vs McNeese State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.5 points per game. Through 5 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bears’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 486th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Baylor Bears -33
According to our analysis, a key reason we like Baylor to come away with the win and cover the spread is the fact that their preference to slow the game down should cause problems for a McNeese State unit that likes to get out and run. In addition, we like how the Bears’ have historically performed as the favorite, going 3-2 vs the spread in their last 5 games as the favorite. Our pick for today’s matchup between Baylor and McNeese State is to get a wager down on the Bears to cover at -33.
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