Texas A&M-CC vs McNeese Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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The No. 1 seed Texas A&M-CC Islanders (21-10, 14-4 Southland) will take the court in the Southland Tournament against the No. 8 seed McNeese Cowboys (11-22, 6-12 Southland). The teams will face off Tuesday at 6:30 PM live on ESPNU.

Texas A&M-CC is a solid 9.5-point favorite against McNeese when the Islanders take the court against the Cowboys on Tuesday. A 146.5-point over/under is set for the game.

Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese Odds

Point Spread for Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese

The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Texas A&M-CC as the favorite.

Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Texas A&M-CC has -529 odds to pick up the win, while McNeese is listed at +389 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 146.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPNU
  • Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Arena: The Legacy Center

Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese Betting Trends

Texas A&M-CC has played 27 games, with 15 wins against the spread. The Islanders have been victorious in 15, or 71.4%, of the 21 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Texas A&M-CC has hit the over in 53.1% of its opportunities this year (17 times in 32 games with a set point total).

McNeese is 15-16-1 against the spread this year. The Cowboys have put together a 5-12 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 29.4% of those games). McNeese’s games this year have hit the over 56.2% of the time (18 out of 32 games with a set point total).

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Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese Key Players to Watch

Texas A&M-CC

Isaac Mushila averages a team-leading 9.8 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 14.9 points and 1.2 assists, shooting 55.3% from the floor. Terrion Murdix is tops on his team in assists per game (5.6), and also puts up 13.7 points and 4.5 rebounds. Defensively, he puts up 2.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Trey Tennyson posts 15.8 points and 1.2 assists per contest — both team highs. He is also posting 2.3 rebounds, shooting 43.5% from the field and 41.2% from downtown with 3 made 3-pointers per game. Jalen Jackson is posting 6.5 points, 2.8 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.


Christian Shumate is the Cowboys’ top scorer (14.6 points per game) and rebounder (9.5), and delivers 1 assists. Johnathan Massie is putting up 10.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest, making 38.3% of his shots from the floor. The Cowboys receive 12.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game from Zach Scott. Trae English paces the Cowboys in assists (3.6 per game), and posts 10.8 points and 1.9 rebounds. He also averages 1.7 steals and 0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Texas A&M-CC Islanders

Texas A&M-CC is 12-5-1 ATS in conference play this season. The Islanders have been lifted by their offense, as they rank 17th-best in the nation by scoring 80.6 points per game. They rank 265th in college basketball in points allowed (72.9 per contest). So far this season, Texas A&M-CC is grabbing 33.7 boards per game (64th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 30.6 rebounds per contest (146th-ranked).

Texas A&M-CC is draining 7.9 threes per game (118th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 36.6% three-point percentage (58th-ranked). With 8.2 threes conceded per game, the Islanders rank 290th in college basketball. They are giving up a 33.2% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 138th in college basketball.

The Islanders have a 7-2-1 record against the spread while finishing 9-1 overall over their past 10 games. Texas A&M-CC has gone over the total in six of its last 10 outings. Texas A&M-CC has been scoring 81.5 points per contest in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 80.6 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Texas A&M-CC’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (70.8) is 2.1 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (72.9).

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What you need to know about the McNeese Cowboys

In McNeese’s 21 chances this season in Southland play, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 13 times. Offensively the Cowboys are the 235th-ranked squad in the country (69.4 points per game). On defense they are 319th (75.3 points conceded per game). McNeese grabs 31.8 rebounds per game and give up 31.5 boards, ranking 177th and 200th, respectively, in the nation.

Beyond the arc, McNeese is 139th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (7.7). It is 264th in 3-point percentage at 32.7%. Defensively, the Cowboys are 328th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 8.6. They are worst in 3-point percentage conceded at 38.8%.

The Cowboys have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Seven of McNeese’s last 10 games have hit the over. McNeese is posting 72.9 points per game over its past 10 games, compared to its season average of 69.4. The Cowboys are surrendering 74.2 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 1.1 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (75.3).

Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Texas A&M-CC, and we expect that Texas A&M-CC will cover the spread (Texas A&M-CC -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 146.5 points.

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How to bet Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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