McNeese State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 11/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: McNeese State Cowboys vs Baylor Bears
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
The Baylor Bears (4-1) will compete against the McNeese State Cowboys (2-3) at Ferrell Center on Wednesday.
The McNeese State Cowboys stepped onto the hardwood against Lamar and earned the victory with a final of 66-57 in their last contest. McNeese State ended the contest having earned a 41.5% field goal percentage (22 of 53) and converted 12 out of their 35 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cowboys made 10 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 62.5%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 34 with 9 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists for this game while creating 14 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of defense, McNeese State allowed the other team to shoot 39.3% from the floor on 24 out of 61 shooting. Lamar doled out 15 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. Moreover, Lamar grabbed 33 rebounds (12 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Lamar finished 71.4% from the charity stripe by converting 5 of their 7 attempts. They knocked down 4 out of their 24 tries from distance. When talking about fouls, the Cowboys ended up finishing with 18 and Lamar finished the game with 14 fouls.
Trae English is a player who played a role for this game. He totaled 17 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and also pulled down 4 rebounds. He ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor and also earned 3 assists.
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McNeese State comes into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 2-3 so far this season. They average 72.6 points per outing (199th in college basketball) while connecting on 43.8% from the floor. The Cowboys are shooting 32.8% on 3-point shots (43 of 131) and 59.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, McNeese State is snagging 37.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 63 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 173rd in the nation in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 14.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.4 personal fouls per game.
On defense, the Cowboys are forcing 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.2 fouls. They are 337th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 85 surrendered this season. The Cowboys are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 45.0% (126 of 280) and they surrender 35.6 boards per game as a group. They relinquish 33.9% on 3-point shots while they are 220th in college hoops in opponents PPG (70.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Baylor Bears got the victory with a final of 80-75 against UCLA. In regard to how they rebounded, Baylor permitted UCLA to collect 28 in total (7 offensive). They finished 26.7% from beyond the arc by going 4 out of 15 and finished the game at 13 out of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). The Bears allowed UCLA to bury 29 out of their 61 tries from the floor which had them shooting 47.5% in the matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Bears finished 25 for 56 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.6%. Regarding 3-pointers, Baylor buried 10 of their 28 attempts (35.7%). They were able to bury 20 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 87.0%. UCLA had 17 personal fouls in the game which took the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 23 shots. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 4 steals for this game. The Bears snagged 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the game.
LJ Cryer ended up being a major contributor for the Bears for the game. He knocked down 10 of 18 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 55.6%, and added 4 rebounds. He totaled 28 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this game.
Baylor has a record of 4-1 this year. As an offensive unit, the Bears are hitting on 49.5% from the floor, which is ranked 47th in the country. Baylor has accounted for 458 pts for the year (91.6 per contest) and they grab 38.4 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 20.0 times per contest (10th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.6 times per game. The Bears are responsible for committing 20.0 fouls per game and they connect on 72.7% from the charity stripe.
The Bears defensively are ranked 195th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 69.2. They are forcing 17.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the floor (262nd in college hoops). The Baylor defense gives up 36.4% on shots from distance (32 of 88) and their opponents are connecting on 73.0% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 15.4 assists and 29.8 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 319th and 29th in Division 1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take McNeese State
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