Northwestern State Demons vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds
Oklahoma will look to improve on its 5-1 record on Friday when they host Northwestern State in NCAA basketball odds action at Lloyd Noble Center.
The Sooners currently sports a 5-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-2 ATS. The Demons are 3-2 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sooners produce a 2-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Demons have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Sooners at No. 87 and the Demons at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 88-77 result in favor of the Demons.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma has the nation's No. 199-rated offensive output, at 67.2 PPG. The visiting Demons defense ranks No. 296 allowing on average 73.4 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 40.4% so far, less than the Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northwestern State owns the country's No. 318-rated mark, allowing 82.3 points per game on the highway. Oklahoma, on the other hand, rates No. 126 in scoring at home.
Northwestern State was a 78-65 loser in its last match on the road against Texas A&M. Northwestern State got 18 points from Shamir Davis but lost anyway, 78-65, to Texas A&M on Monday at Reed Arena.
In their last action, Oklahoma was a 63-62 winner on the road against Oral Roberts. Amath M'Baye scored 12 points leading the Sooners to a 63-62 victory over Oral Roberts at Mabee Center on Wednesday.
Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Arkansas are 6-3
After playing Oral Roberts are 6-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Demons at Sooners trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Northwestern State home to Louisiana Tech, Tuesday, December 4
Oklahoma at Arkansas, Tuesday, December 4