Indiana vs. McNeese State - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
McNeese State Cowboys (1-5) at Indiana Hoosiers (7-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -27.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The McNeese State Cowboys and Indiana Hoosiers meet Saturday afternoon at the Assembly Hall.
The McNeese State Cowboys could use a big upset after losing six of their first seven games. The McNeese State Cowboys are averaging 66 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 81.4 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jamaya Burr is averaging 13.9 points and 2.4 assists while Jarren Greenwood is averaging 9.1 points and one rebound. Lance Potier is dishing two assists and Craig McFerrin is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The McNeese State Cowboys are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. McNeese State has scored 70 or less points in five of its seven games and will play now its fifth road game of the year. The McNeese State Cowboys have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Indiana Hoosiers could use a nice victory after losing three of their last seven games. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 87.4 points on 54.3 percent shooting and allowing 70.5 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Yogi Ferrell is averaging 17.3 points and 6.4 assists while James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 15.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Troy Williams is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Robert Johnson is dishing 3.1 assists. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. Indiana has four double-digit scorers and has made 100 threes in 10 games. The Indiana Hoosiers have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Cowboys are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hoosiers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win.
McNeese State is road tested this season, which includes playing LSU and Oklahoma. While Indiana is just as good as those clubs, the Hoosiers also struggle on the defensive side. I'll take my chances with the Cowboys and the truckload of points.