Southeastern Louisiana Lions vs Northwestern State Demons Preview
Northwestern State Demons vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions Odds
The Southeastern Louisiana Lions will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Northwestern State Demons at SLU University Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Lions sit at 9-12 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Demons are currently 16-6 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Southeastern Louisiana is 0-0 OU, and Northwestern State is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Lions, most recently No. 253 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Demons, who rate No. 52 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 84-65 victory for the Demons.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Southeastern Louisiana's No. 288-ranked scoring average of 62.3 PPG, against a Demons defense rated No. 295 and allowing 71.9 PPG. The Lions FG% has averaged 39.8% to date this season, less than the Demons shooters have managed so far (46% per game).
Defensively, Northwestern State features the nation's No. 313-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Southeastern Louisiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 157 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Northwestern State was a 93-73 winner at home against Central Arkansas. Northwestern State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Central Arkansas out of the gym and running up a 93-73 score at Prather Coliseum.
Southeastern Louisiana was a 73-62 winner in its last match on the road against Nicholls State. Nicholls State was victimized by Brandon Fortenberry for 30 points as the Lions defeated the Colonels 73-62 in college hoops action on Saturday.
Northwestern State at Nicholls State, Saturday, February 16
Southeastern Louisiana home to Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, February 16