Northwestern State Demons visit Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in college basketball clash
Northwestern State Demons vs Oral Roberts Golden Eagles Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Northwestern State when they take on the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles on Thursday in college hoops betting action.
This season, the Golden Eagles are 7-7 overall and 2-1 ATS ATS, while the Demons are 9-4 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Oral Roberts boasts a 1-1 on the OU, and Northwestern State is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 122-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 27-ranked Demons, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 86-75 result in favor of the Demons.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Oral Roberts's No. 130-ranked scoring average of 69.9 PPG, against a Demons defense rated No. 258 and allowing 70.2 PPG. The Golden Eagles FG% has averaged 45.4% to date this season, less than the Demons shooters have managed so far (46.4% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northwestern State owns the country's No. 288-rated mark, allowing 76.5 points per game on the highway. Oral Roberts, on the other hand, rates No. 180 in scoring at home.
Northwestern State won its last outing, a 73-64 result against Sam Houston State on January 7. DeQuan Hicks scored 24 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Northwestern State over Sam Houston State, 73-64, on Monday at Bernard Johnson Coliseum.
Oral Roberts was a 76-63 winner in its last match on the road against Nicholls State. The Colonels were burned for 29 points by Warren Niles on Saturday as the Golden Eagles put another game in the win column, 76-63, at Stopher Gym.
Northwestern State at Central Arkansas, Saturday, January 12
Oral Roberts home to Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, January 12