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Houston vs McNeese State 12/21/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

McNeese State Cowboys (3-9) vs. Houston Cougars (11-1)
December 21, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Cougars -35.5 / McNeese State Cowboys +35.5; Over/Under: +127.5
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The McNeese Cowboys and Houston Cougars meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Fertitta Center. The McNeese Cowboys look for their fourth win. The Houston Cougars look for their 12th win.

The McNeese Cowboys are averaging 64.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Trae English is averaging 12.3 points and 1.5 rebounds, while Christian Shumate is averaging 10.8 points and 1.1 assists. Zach Scott is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Johnathan Massie is dishing 1.8 assists. The McNeese Cowboys are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 56.7 percent from the free throw line. The McNeese Cowboys are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.

The Houston Cougars are averaging 73.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 50.3 points on 32.4 percent shooting. Marcus Sasser is averaging 15.9 points 2.6 rebounds, while Jarace Walker is averaging 10 points and 6.5 rebounds. Tramon Mark is dishing 1.6 assists and J’Wan Roberts is grabbing 7 rebounds. The Houston Cougars are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Houston Cougars are allowing 23.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.4 rebounds per game.

The Cowboys are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The Cougars are 36-17 ATS in their last 53 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Cowboys last 7 road games. The under is 19-7-1 in Cougars last 27 overall.

The Houston Cougars obviously have the ability to blow the doors off here, but they’re fresh off a game against Virginia and have a week off after this game. Possible letdown spot for Houston. How motivated will the Cougars be to lay the wood? It’s fair to say the McNeese State Cowboys will be the more motivated side. Ton of points. I’ll take a shot with McNeese State and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: McNeese State Cowboys +35.5

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