McNeese vs. New Orleans Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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The New Orleans Privateers (10-18, 7-10 Southland) are 2.5-point underdogs as they attempt to extend a four-game win streak when they visit the McNeese Cowboys (8-22, 5-12 Southland) on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at The Legacy Center. The game airs at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 148.

McNeese vs. New Orleans Odds

  • McNeese odds to win: -146
  • New Orleans odds to win: +124
  • Spread: McNeese (-2.5)
  • Total: 148

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Venue: The Legacy Center

Who Will Win McNeese vs. New Orleans?

McNeese and New Orleans Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

When it has played as at least 2.5-point favorites this season, McNeese is 2-7 against the spread.

New Orleans has an 8-9 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 2.5 points or more.

The two teams average a combined 7.3 fewer points per game, 140.7, than this matchup’s over/under of 148 points.

McNeese and New Orleans have seen its opponents average a combined 7.2 more points per game than the point total of 148 set in this game.

The average point total in McNeese’s games this season is 4.1 fewer points than the total of 148 in this matchup.

The average point total for the Privateers this season is 4.1 points higher than this game’s over/under.

The Cowboys have a 12-16-1 record against the spread this season.

So far this year, the Privateers have put together a 12-14-0 record against the spread.

McNeese Stats & Insights

McNeese is being outscored by seven points per game with a -210 scoring differential overall. It puts up 68.4 points per game (268th in college basketball) and gives up 75.4 per contest (320th in college basketball).

McNeese is 215th in college basketball at 31.2 rebounds per game. That’s 1.2 fewer than the 32.4 its opponents average.

The Cowboys make 8 three-pointers per game (111th in college basketball) compared to their opponents’ 8.7. They shoot 32.7% from deep while their opponents hit 39% from long range.

McNeese averages 88.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (309th in college basketball), and gives up 97.1 points per 100 possessions (322nd in college basketball).

The Cowboys score 73.8 points per game at home, compared to 64.3 points per game away from home, a difference of 9.5 points per contest.

New Orleans Stats & Insights

New Orleans is being outscored by 7.5 points per game, with a -210 scoring differential overall. It puts up 72.3 points per game (167th in college basketball), and gives up 79.8 per contest (356th in college basketball).

New Orleans comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of two boards. It collects 28.8 rebounds per game (322nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 30.8.

New Orleans makes 6.3 three-pointers per game (293rd in college basketball) at a 37.4% rate (32nd in college basketball), compared to the 7.8 per outing its opponents make, shooting 36.6% from deep.

New Orleans’ 89.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 286th in college basketball, and the 98.5 points it concedes per 100 possessions rank 341st in college basketball.

The Privateers average 73.6 points per game at home, and 70.8 away.

McNeese Key Players to Watch

The scoring and rebounding leader for the Cowboys is Christian Shumate, who puts up 13.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

Trae English is McNeese’s best passer, distributing 3.6 assists per game while scoring 10.8 PPG.

The Cowboys get the most three-point shooting production out of Zach Scott, who knocks down 2.2 threes per game.

The McNeese steals leader is English, who averages 1.7 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Shumate, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

New Orleans Key Players to Watch

Jordan Johnson racks up 17.3 points and tacks on four assists per game, putting him at the top of the Privateers’ leaderboards in those statistics.

Simeon Kirkland is at the top of the New Orleans rebounding leaderboard with 5.1 rebounds per game. He also notches 7.5 points and adds 0.9 assists per game.

Johnson is consistent from deep and leads the Privateers with 3.4 made threes per game.

New Orleans’ leader in steals is Khaleb Wilson-Rouse (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Omarion Henry (0.7 per game).

McNeese vs. New Orleans Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    McNeese (-2.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (148)

  • Prediction:
    McNeese 76, New Orleans 72

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