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McNeese State Cowboys vs Michigan Prediction 12/29/2023

The McNeese State Cowboys (10-2) travel to face off against the Michigan Wolverines (6-6) on Friday, December 29th. This game will be played at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor and televised on B1G+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

McNeese State Cowboys vs Michigan Wolverines

The McNeese State Cowboys Are Coming Off A Win

McNeese State will be playing their 13th game of the season against Michigan. So far, they have a record of 10-2. When playing on the road, the Cowboys are 3-2, and they are 1-0 at home. As we analyze McNeese State’s ATS performance, they have a solid 5-1 ATS record heading into today’s game. In their last ten games this season, McNeese State has covered the spread in 3 out of 4 matchups.

In 12 games, McNeese State comes in with an over/under mark of 2-4-0, with their games averaging 140.5 points per game. In the Cowboys’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 137 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.

The Michigan Wolverines Are Coming Off A Win

After defeating Iowa by a score of 90-80, Michigan’s overall record is now 6-6. So far this season, Michigan has gone 2-1 on the road and 2-3 at home. As of today’s game, Michigan has a 4-4 ATS record. Looking at their last five games, the team is 1-4 vs. the spread.

Through 12 games, Michigan has an over/under record of 6-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 159.5 points per game so far. When looking at the Wolverines’ last three games, their over/under record is 3-0, with their games averaging 175 points per game.

McNeese State Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, McNeese State’s offense looked good, scoring 91 points against UT Martin. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.5% and made 14/17 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Shahada Wells, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.5, while Christian Shumate also carries a PPG average of 12.3 into the game.

Shahada Wells (G) 18.5 4.5 3.5
Christian Shumate (F) 12.3 9.8 0.9
DJ Richards (G) 11.7 2.1 0.7

Michigan Offense Breakdown

The Michigan offense is coming off a game where they scored 90 points against Iowa. They posted a field goal percentage of 48.3% and connected on 9 threes. Leading Michigan in scoring vs. Iowa was Tarris Reed Jr. with his 19 points. Nimari Burnett also added 14 points for the Wolverines.

Dug McDaniel (G) 19.2 3.8 5.0
Olivier Nkamhoua (F) 17.2 7.6 2.7
Terrance Williams II (F) 11.7 4.6 1.2

McNeese State Team Defense

Currently, the Cowboys’ defense holds the 5th rank in the nation, allowing 57.8 points per game. So far, the McNeese State defense is giving up an average of 7.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.3 times per game (319th).

Michigan Team Defense

At present, the Wolverines’ defense is nationally ranked 250th, allowing 78.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Michigan’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 36.1% this season.

Cowboys vs Wolverines Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, McNeese State has an ATS mark of 7-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 72 points per game.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Michigan has an ATS record of 4-1 while averaging 80 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Cowboys have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Wolverines have a straight up record of 6-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.

Cowboys vs Wolverines Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Wolverines, with a final score of 78-66, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Wolverines at -10.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 145.5, and our model predicts the Cowboys and Wolverines to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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