McNeese State Cowboys vs Gonzaga NCAAB Betting Prediction

McNeese State Cowboys vs Gonzaga Prediction 3/21/2024

The McNeese State Cowboys (28-3) travel to face off against the Gonzaga Bulldogs (24-6) on Thursday, March 21st. This game will be played at Delta Center in Salt Lake City and televised on TBS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:25 ET.

McNeese State Cowboys vs Gonzaga Bulldogs

The McNeese State Cowboys Are Coming Off A Win

McNeese State has been dominant on the road this season, going 12-3 and winning their last four games away from home. Overall, they have won ten straight games, and they are 28-3 on the year.

So far, McNeese State has been the underdog in five games, going 3-2 in those contests. Their average scoring margin on the road is +11.6 points per game.

McNeese State has an ATS record of 15-13 this season and a road ATS mark of 8-7. As the underdog, the Cowboys are 4-1 vs. the spread this year and have gone 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as the underdog.

On the season, the over/under record for McNeese State games is 17-11. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 142.8 points compared to an average over/under line of 143.1, resulting in an average margin versus the over/under of -0.2 points. Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year, but their last three games have averaged 146 points.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs Are Coming Off A Win

Coming into tonight’s game against McNeese State, the Gonzaga Bulldogs have won eight straight games, and they have gone 14-4 at home this season. Their average scoring margin at home is +15.8 points per game.

Over their last ten games at home, Gonzaga has gone 9-1, and they are 21-4 this season when they have been favored. So far, the Bulldogs have gone 24-6 overall, and their record in the West Coast Conference is 14-2.

Overall, Gonzaga has an ATS record of 14-15 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 8-10, and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5. In their last three home games, the Bulldogs are just 1-2 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Gonzaga games sits at 13-15-1. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, which is lower than today’s line of 148.5. This season, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line and their average scoring total for the year is 153.4 points. Over their last 10 games, the over/under record for the Bulldogs is 5-4-1.

McNeese State Offense Breakdown

McNeese State’s offense had a good outing, putting up 92 points against Nicholls. They achieved a 61.4% field goal percentage and went 27/35 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Cowboys was Shahada Wells with 27 points, while Javohn Garcia also chipped in with 19 points.

Shahada Wells (G) 17.8 4.5 4.8
Christian Shumate (F) 11.9 9.5 0.9
DJ Richards (G) 11.4 2.2 0.6

Gonzaga Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Gonzaga offense ended with 70 points against Saint Mary’s. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 5 threes. In terms of offense, the Bulldogs have a season-long field goal percentage of 51%, putting them 15th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 144th in percentage and 239th in three-pointers made.

Graham Ike (F) 16.5 7.1 1.0
Anton Watson (F) 14.4 7.1 2.5
Nolan Hickman (G) 13.9 2.3 2.8

McNeese State Team Defense

In the current season, the McNeese State defense has excelled, sitting 6th in the nation by allowing 61.7 points per game. Against Nicholls in their most recent game, the McNeese State defense gave up a total of 76 points while allowing Nicholls to hit 61% of their shots.

Gonzaga Team Defense

The Bulldogs’ defense is presently ranked 85th nationally, allowing an average of 68.7 points per contest. Against Saint Mary’s in their most recent game, the Gonzaga defense gave up a total of 57 points while allowing Saint Mary’s to hit 37% of their shots.

Cowboys vs Bulldogs Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Cowboys have a straight up record of 9-1 while going 4-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 76 points per game in these contests.
  • Gonzaga has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 78 points per game while allowing 66. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • The Cowboys have played well in their last three games as the betting underdog, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Bulldogs struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 4-1.

Cowboys vs Bulldogs Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Bulldogs vs. Cowboys matchup, our bet is to grab the Cowboys at +6. Even though our projections have the Bulldogs winning 75-71, we see the Cowboys as the play on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 148.5 and our model has the Cowboys and Bulldogs finishing with a combined 146 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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