McNeese vs. Houston Christian Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Monday, February 12, 2024

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The McNeese Cowboys (21-3, 10-1 Southland) go up against the Houston Christian Huskies (6-16, 4-7 Southland) at 8:00 PM ET on Monday in Southland play. The matchup airs on ESPN+.

The Cowboys match up against the Huskies in a game that McNeese is currently a mammoth favorite by 19 points. The game’s over/under is 151.5.

McNeese vs. Houston Christian Odds

Point Spread for McNeese vs. Houston Christian

The spread for this matchup is set at 19 points, with oddsmakers listing McNeese as the favorite.

McNeese vs. Houston Christian Moneyline

As for the moneyline, McNeese has -3600 odds to pick up the win, while Houston Christian is listed at +1500 to claim victory.

McNeese vs. Houston Christian Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 151.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, February 12, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Arena: Sharp Gymnasium

McNeese vs. Houston Christian Betting Trends

McNeese has 11 wins against the spread in 20 games this season. The Cowboys have been victorious in 13, or 92.9%, of the 14 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. McNeese’s games this year have gone over the total in 12 out of 20 opportunities (60%).

Against the spread, Houston Christian is 11-9-0 this season. The Huskies have put together a 4-10 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 28.6% of those games). Houston Christian’s games this year have gone over the total in nine of 20 opportunities (45%).

McNeese vs. Houston Christian Key Players to Watch

McNeese

Christian Shumate paces the Cowboys at 9.5 rebounds per game, while also averaging 1.0 assists and 12.2 points. Antavion Collum averages 9.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. At the other end, he posts 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Javohn Garcia posts 10.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, shooting 42.4% from the field and 42.9% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per game.

Houston Christian

Michael Imariagbe is putting up a team-leading 8.7 rebounds per contest. And he is contributing 12.0 points and 1.0 assists, making 55.5% of his shots from the field. Bonke Maring is averaging 9.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest, making 46.3% of his shots from the floor. Marcus Greene tops the Huskies in assists (3.1 per game), and produces 14.0 points and 3.6 rebounds. He also averages 1.1 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Jay Alvarez is posting a team-leading 16.2 points per contest. And he is producing 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists, making 43.9% of his shots from the floor.

What you need to know about the McNeese Cowboys

A total of eight out of McNeese’s 11 Southland games this season have gone over the point total. The Cowboys have been led by their defense, as they rank fifth-best in the country by surrendering only 61.7 points per game. They rank 53rd in college basketball in points scored (79.6 per contest). McNeese has been shining in terms of rebounding this year, ranking best in the country in boards per game () and best in boards allowed per contest ().

When playing at home, the Cowboys are posting 12.1 more points per game (85.8) than they are on the road (73.7). McNeese ranks 11th-best in the country with a three-point shooting percentage of 39.2%. It ranks 163rd in college basketball by sinking 7.6 three-pointers per contest. The Cowboys are ceding 7.6 threes per game (258th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 33.8% three-point percentage (184th-ranked).

The Cowboys have a 4-6 record against the spread while going 9-1 overall in their last 10 games. McNeese has gone over the total in seven of its past 10 games. McNeese’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, scoring 78.8 points a contest compared to the 79.6 it has averaged this season. The past 10 games have seen McNeese allow 2.8 more points per game (64.5) than its season-long average (61.7).

What you need to know about the Houston Christian Huskies

In Houston Christian’s 11 chances this year in Southland play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total five times. In 2023-24, the Huskies are 255th in the country on offense (71.3 points scored per game) and second-worst defensively (81.5 points conceded). On the boards, Houston Christian is best in the country in rebounds ( per game). It is best in rebounds conceded ( per game).

The Huskies are putting up more points at home (86.6 per game) than on the road (62.5). Houston Christian is the fourth-worst team in the nation in 3-pointers made (4.6 per game) and 21st-worst in 3-point percentage (29.6%). The Huskies are 128th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (6.6 per game) and 66th in 3-point percentage defensively (31.6%).

The Huskies have gone 4-6 over their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. Houston Christian has hit the over in four of its past 10 games. Over its past 10 games, Houston Christian is tallying 70.8 points per contest, compared to its season average of 71.3. Over their past 10 games, the Huskies are giving up 78.1 points per contest, 3.4 fewer points than their season average (81.5).

McNeese vs. Houston Christian Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is McNeese, and we expect that Houston Christian will cover the spread (McNeese -19). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 151.5 points.

How to bet McNeese vs. Houston Christian

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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