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College Basketball Matchup - Northwestern Wildcats Texas State Bobcats Odds Preview

Texas State BobcatsNorthwestern Wildcats
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Texas State Bobcats vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northwestern vs Texas State battle Monday at Welsh-Ryan Arena as the Wildcats look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

This season, the Wildcats are 7-3 overall and 4-3 ATS ATS, while the Bobcats are 4-6 and 3-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northwestern boasts a 4-1 on the OU, and Texas State is 3-1.

View Texas State vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 15.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 50 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bobcats, who rate No. 231 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 77-69 victory for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 190 nationally ranked offense (67.6 points per game) against a Bobcats defense that sits as the No. 295 at 73.3 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 42.4% from the field, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.3% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas State owns the country's No. 252-rated mark, allowing 75 points per game on the highway. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 265 in scoring at home.

Texas State was a 75-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Bobcats endured a 75-63 loss at the hands of the Longhorns on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Matt Staff at Frank Erwin Center.

In their last action, Northwestern was a 74-65 loser at home against Butler. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Northwestern suffered a 74-65 loss against Butler on Saturday, getting 21 points from Dave Sobolewski in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Texas State Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-6
After a loss are 4-6

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Stanford are 3-0
After playing Butler are 2-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bobcats at Wildcats trends to consider:
Texas State is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Northwestern is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Northwestern is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Texas State at Central Michigan, Thursday, December 20
Northwestern home to Stanford, Friday, December 21