The New Orleans Privateers (4-7) and McNeese State Cowboys (4-9) meet up in the 2022 Southland Basketball Tip-Off Tournament on Thursday afternoon. On Dec. 31, The Privateers picked up a dominant victory over Belhaven, 94-54. The Cowboys also head into the contest with some confidence after beating Ecclesia 115-66 in their last outing.
Tipoff is at 2:30 p.m. ET from Leonard E. Merrell Center. New Orleans is favored by two points in the latest New Orleans vs. McNeese State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 151. Before locking in any McNeese State vs. New Orleans picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on McNeese State vs. New Orleans and revealed its coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college basketball picks. Here are several college basketball odds and betting lines for New Orleans vs. McNeese State:
- New Orleans vs. McNeese State spread: New Orleans -2
- New Orleans vs. McNeese State over-under: 151 points
- New Orleans vs. McNeese State money line: New Orleans -130, McNeese State +110
- UNO: Privateers are 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral-site games as a favorite
- MCN: Under is 8-1 in Cowboys last nine games following a straight-up win
Featured Game | McNeese State Cowboys vs. New Orleans Privateers
Why New Orleans can cover
New Orleans scored a season-high 94 points in the win over Belhaven. The Privateers played lockdown defense, forcing Belhaven to shoot 36 percent from the floor and commit 29 turnovers. New Orleans capitalized from those mistakes, tallying 31 points off turnovers. They also had their way in the post, finishing with 56 points in the paint.
The Privateers had four players who scored in double-digits, including three players with 11 points. Guard Derek St. Hilaire had 11 points and knocked down three 3-pointers. Senior guard Troy Green added 10 points along with seven rebounds and five assists.
Why McNeese State can cover
Forward Myles Lewis is first on the team in scoring (11), third in rebounds (5), and first in steals (1.4). The Virginia native has scored at least 14 points in five games thus far. Lewis is coming off his best game of the season. In the win over Ecclesia, Lewis recorded a double-double. He finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Junior center Brendan Medley-Bacon is a reliable option down low for the Cowboys. He is second on the team in scoring (10), first in rebounds (6.3), and first in field goal percentage (.589). Medley-Bacon had a solid game in the win over St. Francis (BKN). He had 21 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals in that matchup.
How to make McNeese State vs. New Orleans picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 147 combined points. It also says one side of the spread hits more than 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.
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