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Houston Baptist vs McNeese State 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

McNeese State Cowboys (10-20) vs. Houston Baptist Huskies (9-17)
March 5, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Baptist Huskies -2 / McNeese State Cowboys +2; Over/Under: +149
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The McNeese Cowboys and Houston Baptist Huskies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Sharp Gymnasium. The McNeese Cowboys look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Houston Baptist Huskies need a win after losing four of their last five games.

The McNeese Cowboys are averaging 75.9 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Christian Shumate is averaging 12.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Zach Scott is averaging 10.3 points and 1.1 assists. Kellon Lewis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Lewis is dishing 1.4 assists. The McNeese Cowboys are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The McNeese Cowboys are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game.

The Houston Baptist Huskies are averaging 73.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Darius Lee is averaging 16.9 points and 7.9 rebounds, while Brycen Long is averaging 10.7 points and 2.4 rebounds. Sam Hofman is dishing 0.9 assists and Khristion Courseault is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Houston Baptist Huskies are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Baptist Huskies are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

The Cowboys are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Huskies are 8-22-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 8-3 in Cowboys last 11 overall. The over is 3-1-1 in Huskies last 5 overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

I’m not looking to back either of these teams in their current form, but the Houston Baptist Huskies do play their best ball at home, where they win by an average of 10 points. The McNeese State Cowboys are a bad team across the board, as they’re losing by an average of 6.2 points in their last five games, and they lose on the road by an average of 12.3 points. I’ll lay the bucket with the home team.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Houston Baptist Huskies -2

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