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NCAAB McNeese State vs UAB Blazers Prediction 11/28/2023

The McNeese State Cowboys (2-2) travel to face off against the UAB Blazers (4-2) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Bartow Arena in Birmingham and televised on ESPN+. UAB is coming off a win in their previous game, while McNeese State is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Louisiana Tech. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

McNeese State Cowboys vs UAB Blazers

The McNeese State Cowboys Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

As McNeese State gets ready for their 5th game of the season, they currently have a 2-2 overall record. In their previous five road games, including last year, McNeese State has a 2-3 record. Prior to today’s game, McNeese State has a 2-2 ATS record. Taking into account their performance in the previous season, McNeese State has gone 5-2 ATS in their last ten games.

McNeese State comes in with an over/under record of 1-3-0 through four games, with their games averaging a combined 132.8 points per game so far. Looking at the Cowboys’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with their games averaging 65 points per game.

The UAB Blazers Are Coming Off A Win

Today, UAB will face McNeese State, making it their 7th game of the season. UAB currently holds a 4-2 record. In their road games, they are 1-1, while at home they are 3-1. As UAB enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 3-3. When playing at home this season, UAB has gone 2-2 vs. the spread, and in their previous ten home games, they are 5-5.

So far, UAB’s games have averaged 146 points per game with the average over/under line being 145.7 points. The Blazers’ have recorded an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 79 points per game.

McNeese State Offense Breakdown

Against Louisiana Tech, the McNeese State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 79.7 points per game. They scored 62 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.6% in the game. Offensively, the Cowboys have a season long field goal percentage of 51%, which is 35th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 39th in percentage and 213rd in three-pointers made.

Shahada Wells (G) 15.9 3.3 3.1
Christian Shumate (F) 12.4 9.0 0.7
Antavion Collum (C) 10.9 6.0 1.4

UAB Offense Breakdown

UAB is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 92 points versus Furman. This output is higher than their season-average of 73.8 points per game. Leading the team in scoring was Yaxel Lendenborg with 19 points. Javian Davis-Fleming also added 17 points for the Blazers.

Eric Gaines (G) 15.3 4.0 3.0
Javian Davis-Fleming (F) 12.3 7.7 1.7
Alejandro Vasquez (G) 11.0 4.2 1.5

McNeese State Team Defense

At present, the Cowboys’ defense is nationally ranked 9th, allowing 58.6 points per game. Against Louisiana Tech in their most recent game, the McNeese State defense gave up a total of 71 points while allowing Louisiana Tech to hit 40% of their shots.

UAB Team Defense

On defense, UAB is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.2 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. McNeese State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.8%.

Cowboys vs Blazers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Cowboys have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 72 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Blazers have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 73 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last ten games that McNeese State was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-4 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Blazers struggled vs the spread going just 1-4. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Cowboys vs Blazers Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Blazers, with a final score of 78-66, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Blazers at -7.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Cowboys and Blazers to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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