Planning on watching today's Cowboys and Huskies game? Catch the action at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston, TX, as the Huskies hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. McNeese State is favored by -18 in this Southland conference showdown. The game's over/under is currently at 150 points.


The Pick: Houston Christian Huskies +18

This game will be played at Sharp Gymnasium at 8:00 ET on Monday, February 12th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Not only will Houston Christian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +18.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can The Cowboys Secure a Win at Houston?

McNeese State is favored by 18 points in tonight's game against Houston Christian. The Cowboys have gone 14-1 as the favorite this season, and they have a scoring margin of +6.4 on the road.

McNeese State enters tonight's game with a 21-3 record, and they have won two straight games. On the road, the Cowboys have gone 8-3, and they are coming off a 74-67 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

McNeese State has an ATS record of 11-9 this season. On the road, they are 5-6 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, the Cowboys are 0-3 ATS. As the favorite, they have gone 7-8 vs. the spread this year.

McNeese State's over/under record this season is 12-8, and the average over/under line in their games is 141.6. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 150. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, and their over/under record during that span is 2-1.

Compared to their season average of 79.6 points per game, McNeese State struggled in their previous game. Against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, the Cowboys scored 74 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.2%. The team's scoring leader is Shahada Wells, who holds an average of 17.5 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Christian Shumate is averaging 12.2 points per game this season.

This season, the McNeese State defense has been impressive, holding the 6th position in the country while permitting an average of 61.7 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, McNeese State's defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.1% this season.

Are the Huskies Ready for a Home Win?

After a 86-83 win over Incarnate Word, Houston Christian is 6-16 overall and 4-7 in Southland Conference play. They are 3-3 at home this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.

For the season, Houston Christian is a 20-point underdog, and they have gone 4-16 in that role. On the road, they are 1-13, and their average scoring margin is -20.1 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Houston Christian has an ATS record of 12-8. Their ATS mark at home is 5-1 and they have gone 2-1 ATS in their last three home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Huskies have an ATS record of 5-5.

Today's over/under line of 150 is lower than the average over/under line in Houston Christian's games this season (155). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 155 points. On the year, the over/under record in their games is 9-11.

Houston Christian's offense had a good outing, putting up 86 points against Incarnate Word. They achieved a 54.2% field goal percentage and went 16/30 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Huskies was Jay Alvarez with 25 points, while Michael Imariagbe also added 18 to the scoreboard.

So far, the Huskies' defense is ranked 335th in the country at 81.5 points per contest. Houston Christian's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Incarnate Word offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 83 points.