Check out our free Southeastern Louisiana 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.
Southeastern Louisiana vs McNeese State Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Lions vs Cowboys Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Southeastern Louisiana Lions at McNeese State Cowboys
- Where: Lake Charles at The Legacy Center
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: Southeastern Louisiana -2, SELOU -137 | MCNST +112 O/U 148.5
Southeastern Louisiana will take the floor against the Cowboys with an overall record of 14-10. So far, the Lions have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 4-6. This season, Southeastern Louisiana has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 7-1. For today’s contest, Southeastern Louisiana has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Southeastern Louisiana’s leading scorer this season is Boogie Anderson, who is averaging 13.04 points per contest. So far, Anderson has accounted for 16.07% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.39 rebounds per game and 4.22 assists. Nick Caldwell is the second leading scorer for the Lions, averaging 11.25 points per game. Between him and Caldwell, they are accounting for 30.5% of the team’s scoring.
So far this season, Southeastern Louisiana has put together a strong scoring offense at 79.1 points per game (26th). This strong figure has come despite the Lions playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Southeastern Louisiana’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 46.2%
Coming into today’s matchup, the McNeese State Cowboys are in the middle of a 9 game losing streak and have an overall record of 5-19. So far this season, McNeese State has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-7. For the season, McNeese State has been the underdog in 15 games, sitting with a mark of 2-13. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cowboys being +2 point underdogs.
Christian Shumate comes into today’s game as the Cowboys’ leading scorer at 12.42 points per contest. Not only has Shumate been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is McNeese State’s top rebounder at 9.21 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 10.58 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.4% of his shots and is adding 1.88 boards per game.
McNeese State comes into today’s matchup vs Southeastern Louisiana, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 24 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: Southeastern Louisiana Lions -2
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the McNeese State Cowboys and Southeastern Louisiana Lions is to get money down on the Southeastern Louisiana to win an cover as -2 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.94 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Southeastern Louisiana Lions at -2.