McNeese State @ Louisiana
Current Records: McNeese State 3-6; Louisiana 4-3
What to Know
The Louisiana Ragin Cajuns are 6-0 against the McNeese State Cowboys since December of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Wednesday. Louisiana will play host again and welcome McNeese State to Cajun Dome, where tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The Ragin Cajuns should still be feeling good after a victory, while McNeese State will be looking to right the ship.
Louisiana had enough points to win and then some against the New Orleans Privateers last Friday, taking their game 80-67.
Meanwhile, the oddsmakers predicted a rough contest for McNeese State on Saturday, and boy were they were right. They suffered a grim 79-58 defeat to the Wyoming Cowboys. Forward Christian Shumate (12 points) and guard Trae English (12 points) were the top scorers for McNeese State.
The Ragin Cajuns are the favorite in this one, with an expected 14-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
Louisiana is now 4-3 while McNeese State sits at 3-6. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Louisiana ranks 29th in college basketball when it comes to takeaways, with 17.6 on average. Less enviably, McNeese State is 358th worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 19.2 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked against McNeese State.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Cajun Dome — Lafayette, Louisiana
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Ragin Cajuns are a big 14-point favorite against the Cowboys, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 14-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Louisiana have won all of the games they’ve played against McNeese State in the last seven years.
- Dec 19, 2020 – Louisiana 75 vs. McNeese State 65
- Nov 09, 2019 – Louisiana 85 vs. McNeese State 80
- Dec 18, 2018 – Louisiana 80 vs. McNeese State 67
- Nov 28, 2017 – Louisiana 89 vs. McNeese State 78
- Dec 03, 2016 – Louisiana 92 vs. McNeese State 72
- Dec 09, 2015 – Louisiana 97 vs. McNeese State 64