Betting on today’s Cowboys and Bobcats game? Catch the action at Thomas Assembly Center in Ruston, LA, as the Bobcats hosts this showdown at 1:00 ET on ESPN+. The Cowboys are the favored team in this non-conference contest against the Bobcats. The game’s over/under currently sits at 138 points.
MCNEESE STATE COWBOYS VS TEXAS STATE BOBCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Texas State Bobcats +3.5
This game will be played at Thomas Assembly Center at 1:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE TEXAS STATE BOBCATS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bobcats.
- Not only will Texas State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Do the Cowboys Stand a Chance on the Road?
Today, McNeese State will face Texas State with a record of 1-1. In their last three road games, including those from last year, McNeese State has a record of 1-2. Prior to today’s game, McNeese State has a 1-1 ATS record. In their previous three games, the school has gone 1-0 ATS with an average scoring margin of +29.
McNeese State’s games have, on average, featured 145.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 146.8 points so far. In their most recent three games, the Cowboys’ over/under record is 1-0, with their games averaging 88 points per game.
Compared to their season average of 87.4 points per game, McNeese State struggled in their previous game. Against Western Carolina, the Cowboys scored 74 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.8%. The team’s top scorer is Shahada Wells, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.2, while Christian Shumate also carries a PPG average of 11.8 into the game.
So far this season, the McNeese State defense has been performing well, ranking 14th in the country at 58.2 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, McNeese State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 29.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 24.4% this season.
Can the Bobcats Pull Off a Home Win?
Today, Texas State will face off against McNeese State in their fifth game of the season. So far this year, they are 2-2. In their last ten home games, including those from last year, Texas State has a record of 4-6. Heading into their game against McNeese State, Texas State currently holds a 2-2 ATS record. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from last season, Texas State is 3-7 vs. the spread.
So far, Texas State’s games have averaged 139.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 137.9 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Bobcats’ games have averaged 71 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-1.
The Texas State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. UTSA. Overall their field goal percentage was 42% while connecting on 3 threes. Brandon Love is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 12.5. Meanwhile, Christian Turner also brings a PPG average of 10.5 into the game.
At present, the Bobcats’ defense is nationally ranked 114th, allowing 72.8 points per game. Against UTSA in their most recent game, the Texas State defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing UTSA to hit 42% of their shots.