Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese Southland Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The No. 1 seed Texas A&M-CC Islanders (21-10, 14-4 Southland) are favored by 9.5 points in the Southland Tournament when they square off the No. 8 seed McNeese Cowboys (11-22, 6-12 Southland) Tuesday at The Legacy Center, tipping off at 6:30 PM on ESPNU. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The point total is 146.5 in the matchup.
Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese Odds
- Texas A&M-CC odds to win: -505
- McNeese odds to win: +371
- Spread: Texas A&M-CC (-9.5)
- Total: 146.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Time: 6:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPNU
- Where: Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Venue: The Legacy Center
Who Will Win Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese?
Texas A&M-CC and McNeese Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
In games this season it was favored by 9.5 points or more, Texas A&M-CC has a 4-3 record against the spread.
McNeese has a 5-4 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 9.5 points or more.
The two teams average a combined 3.5 more points per game (150) than this game’s total of 146.5 points.
Texas A&M-CC and McNeese have seen its opponents average a combined 1.7 more points per game than the over/under of 146.5 set in this outing.
The average total Texas A&M-CC has had set in matchups this year is seven more points than this outing’s point total.
The average total in Cowboys games this year is 1.8 fewer points than the point total of 146.5 in this outing.
The Islanders are 15-11-1 against the spread this season.
So far this season, the Cowboys have compiled a 15-16-1 record against the spread.
Texas A&M-CC Stats & Insights
Texas A&M-CC is outscoring opponents by 7.7 points per game with a +238 scoring differential overall. It puts up 80.6 points per game (17th in college basketball) and gives up 72.9 per outing (264th in college basketball).
Texas A&M-CC ranks 64th in college basketball at 33.7 rebounds per game. That’s 3.1 more than the 30.6 its opponents average.
The Islanders hit 7.9 three-pointers per game (118th in college basketball), while their opponents have made 8.2 on average.
Texas A&M-CC ranks 50th in college basketball by averaging 99.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 122nd in college basketball, allowing 89.7 points per 100 possessions.
The Islanders are putting up 87.9 points per game this season in home games, which is 15.2 more points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (72.7).
McNeese Stats & Insights
McNeese puts up 69.4 points per game (235th in college basketball) while allowing 75.3 per outing (319th in college basketball). It has a -196 scoring differential and has been outscored by 5.9 points per game.
McNeese is 176th in the nation at 31.8 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 31.5 its opponents average.
McNeese connects on 7.7 three-pointers per game (139th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 8.6 on average.
McNeese averages 89.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (284th in college basketball), and concedes 96.9 points per 100 possessions (317th in college basketball).
At home the Cowboys are scoring 74.3 points per game, 10 more than they are averaging away (64.3).
Texas A&M-CC Key Players to Watch
Trey Tennyson leads the Islanders in scoring, tallying 15.8 points per game to go with 2.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists.
Isaac Mushila is Texas A&M-CC’s leading rebounder, grabbing 9.8 per game, while Terrion Murdix is its best passer, averaging 5.6 assists in each contest.
The Islanders get the most three-point shooting production out of Tennyson, who knocks down three threes per game.
The Texas A&M-CC steals leader is Murdix, who averages 2.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Simeon Fryer, who compiles 0.4 rejections per contest.
McNeese Key Players to Watch
Christian Shumate sits atop the Cowboys leaderboards for both scoring and rebounding with 14.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
Trae English’s assist statline leads McNeese; he dishes out 3.6 assists per game.
Zach Scott is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Cowboys, hitting 2.2 threes per game.
English (1.7 steals per game) is the steal leader for McNeese while Shumate (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Texas A&M-CC vs. McNeese Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Texas A&M-CC (-9.5)
- Pick OU:
Texas A&M-CC 79, McNeese 69
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