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NCAA hoops odds preview - Northwestern State vs. Sam Houston State

Northwestern State DemonsSam Houston State Bearkats
Jan 7, 8:45 PM | Bernard Johnson Coliseum

Northwestern State Demons vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Odds

8-4TEAM RECORD8-5

The Sam Houston State Bearkats will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northwestern State Demons at Bernard Johnson Coliseum on Monday in NCAA hoops play.

The Demons will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bearkats are 2-2 ATS. Northwestern State is 0-0 against the total, while Sam Houston State is 0-0 versus the number.

View Northwestern State vs Sam Houston State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bearkats, most recently No. 91 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Demons, who rate No. 28 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-75 victory for the Demons.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Sam Houston State has the nation's No. 226-rated offensive output, at 65.5 PPG. The visiting Demons defense ranks No. 269 allowing on average 70.8 PPG. The Bearkats FG% has averaged 38.3% so far, less than the Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northwestern State owns the country's No. 317-rated mark, allowing 79 points per game on the highway. Sam Houston State, on the other hand, rates No. 190 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northwestern State, they were an 86-58 winner as they battled Lamar at home. The Demons blew out Lamar on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 86-58 win at Prather Coliseum.

In their last action, Sam Houston State was a 61-57 winner at home against Texas A&M C.C.. Darius Gatson scored 18 points leading the Bearkats to a 61-57 victory over Texas A&M C.C. at Bernard Johnson Coliseum on Friday.

Next up:
Northwestern State at Oral Roberts, Thursday, January 10
Sam Houston State at Lamar, Thursday, January 10

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