Planning on watching today’s Huskies and Cowboys game? Catch the action at The Legacy Center in Lake Charles, LA, as the Cowboys hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 154 points, and McNeese State is favored by -28 vs. Houston Christian in a Southland conference matchup.

HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES VS MCNEESE STATE COWBOYS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Christian Huskies +28

This game will be played at The Legacy Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, March 4th.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Cowboys.
  • Even though we have McNeese State winning straight-up, we like Houston Christian at +28.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for Houston Christian?

After losing their last five games, Houston Christian is 6-21 overall and 4-12 in Southland Conference play. On the road, the Huskies are just 1-14, and their average scoring margin is -19.0 points per game.

As a 28-point underdog, Houston Christian will look to snap their five-game losing streak. So far, they have gone 4-21 as the underdog.

As the underdog this season, Houston Christian has a record of 13-11-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-7. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Huskies have gone 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 154 is right in line with the average over/under line in Houston Christian’s games this year (154). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than 154. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 170 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 8-2.

Houston Christian’s offense had a good outing, putting up 85 points against Texas A&M-Commerce. They achieved a 47% field goal percentage and went 17/25 from the free-throw line. The team’s top scorer is Marcus Greene, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.7, while Jay Alvarez also carries a PPG average of 15.7 into the game.

At this time, the Huskies’ defense is positioned 339th in the country, permitting 83.5 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. McNeese State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.3%.

Does McNeese State Have What it Takes at Home?

McNeese State is a big favorite in this one, as they are favored by 28 points. They have been the favorite in 20 of their 29 games this season, going 19-1 in those games.

The Cowboys come into this game with an overall record of 26-3. They have been especially tough at home, going a perfect 11-0. Over their last 10 games at home, they are 10-0.

At home this season, McNeese State has an ATS record of 7-4 and an overall ATS mark of 14-11. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cowboys have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for McNeese State is 15-10. The average over/under line in their games this year is 142.4 and today’s over/under line is set at 154. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their over/under record during that span is 2-1.

In their previous game, the Cowboys’ offense finished with 83 points, which is right in line with their current average of 79.9 points per contest. Offensively, the Cowboys hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 44th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 38th in terms of percentage and 172nd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the McNeese State defense is giving up an average of 61.1 points per contest. McNeese State’s three-point defense is currently 180th in the country at 7.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 36.2% of their shots vs. McNeese State.