Northwestern State Demons vs Lamar Cardinals Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Northwestern State Demons travelling to Lamar Thursday to take on the Cardinals.
Lamar will face the 12-6 Demons, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Demons are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 319-ranked Cardinals and the No. 47-rated Demons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-54 win for the Demons on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Lamar has the nation's No. 334-rated offensive output, at 58.6 PPG. The visiting Demons defense ranks No. 302 allowing on average 72.2 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 41% so far, less than the Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.
Defensively, Northwestern State features the nation's No. 323-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.4 points per game. Lamar, meanwhile, comes in at No. 307 nationally in scoring at home.
Northwestern State won its last outing, a 61-57 result against Stephen F. Austin on January 26. James Hulbin scored 19 points leading the Demons to a 61-57 victory over Stephen F. Austin at Prather Coliseum on Saturday.
Lamar was an 88-59 loser in its last match on the road against Central Arkansas. Lamar was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Central Arkansas and falling by an 88-59 score at Farris Center.
Northwestern State at McNeese State, Sunday, February 3
Lamar home to Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, February 2