NCAA hoops odds preview - Miss Valley State vs. Northwestern
Miss Valley State Delta Devils vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Miss Valley State when they take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday in college hoops betting action.
The Delta Devils will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 1-0 ATS. Miss Valley State is 0-0 on the totals; Northwestern is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 228-ranked Wildcats and the No. 152-rated Delta Devils in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 101-32 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northwestern's No. 77-ranked offense, averaging 79 PPG, against a Delta Devils defense that ranks No. 347 at 97.5 PPG. The Wildcats field goal percentage has averaged 50% so far, more than the Delta Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 33.3% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Miss Valley State owns the country's No. 343-rated mark, allowing 97.5 points per game on the highway. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 110 in scoring at home.
Miss Valley State was a 102-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Cincinnati. Miss Valley State was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Cincinnati and falling by a 102-60 score at Fifth Third Arena.
Northwestern was a 79-49 winner in its last match at home against Texas Southern. They covered the 18-point spread as favorites. Northwestern cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Texas Southern out of the gym and running up a 79-49 score at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing Texas Southern are 1-0
After a win are 2-8
A few Delta Devils at Wildcats trends to consider:
Northwestern is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games at home
Miss Valley State at LSU, Saturday, November 24
Northwestern home to Fairleigh Dickinson, Sunday, November 18