Lamar Cardinals visit Northwestern State Demons in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Lamar Cardinals vs Northwestern State Demons Odds
The Northwestern State Demons will hit the floor running against the visiting Lamar Cardinals Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Demons sit at 7-4 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cardinals are currently 2-11 (1-4 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northwestern State is 0-0 OU, and Lamar is 0-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Demons sit at No. 28 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 323 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Demons will win this game 86-54.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cardinals is ranked No. 200 in NCAA hoops at 34.8 per game. Contrast that with Northwestern State’s No. 6 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northwestern State is the No. 235-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Lamar rates No. 348 at 1.9 per game.
Defensively, Lamar features the nation's No. 297-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.3 points per game. Northwestern State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 nationally in scoring at home.
Lamar was a 79-43 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Stephen F. Austin. The Cardinals were hammered by Stephen F. Austin on Thursday, losing by a 79-43 final at William R. Johnson Coliseum in college basketball betting action.
Northwestern State was a 78-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against McNeese State. Northwestern State got 20 points from Brison White en route to a 78-63 victory over McNeese State on Thursday at Prather Coliseum.
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