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McNeese State vs Lamar Basketball Picks 3-12-24

Lamar Cardinals (18-13) vs. McNeese State Cowboys (27-3)
March 12, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: McNeese State Cowboys -12.5; Over/Under: 144.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Lamar vs McNeese State betting prediction for this college basketball showdown on Tuesday, March 12th at the Legacy Center. We will take a look at: 

-The Lamar Cardinals’ recent form and recent player performance

-The McNeese State Cowboys’ recent form and recent player performance

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between Lamar and McNeese State. 

What a win for McNeese State

McNeese State is the top player and they dominated the last game. McNeese State scored 81 points against New Orleans and the defense gave up only 57 points on the way to the victory.  McNeese State had four different players that finished with at least 14 points. McNeese State on the season is averaging 69.2 points while their defense is giving up 75.4 points per game. Shahada Wells has been the top player for McNeese State averaging 17.2 points while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. 

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Lamar Dominated Last Game 

Lamar also faced off against New Orleans and that game came on Monday. The defense gave up only 57 points and that was enough for the 14 points victory. Terry Anderson was the top player putting up 20 points, and eight rebounds. Lamaar on the season is averaging 78.5 points while their defense is giving up 72.8 points per game. This is a good offensive team, but at times the defense has been a major issue for this team. Forward Terry Anderson is averaging 12.7 points while shooting 49.8 percent from the field. 

McNeese State vs Lamar Betting Prediction

McNeese State is more rested heading into this game and that means their defense is going to be good like they were in the last game. Lamar also played good defense on Monday and they are going to step up here with the defense. Both of these offenses are going to really struggle to get any type of offense going, and this game is going to end up staying under the total. This is a strong play.


Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Under

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Shane Mickle

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