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NCAAB betting line favors Cardinals over Demons

Northwestern State DemonsLamar Cardinals
March 7, 3:30 PM | Merrell Center

Northwestern State Demons vs Lamar Cardinals Odds

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The Lamar Cardinals will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Northwestern State Demons at Merrell Center on Wednesday in NCAAB play.

This is a conference playoff game in the Southland Tournament. Merrell Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

Lamar battles the Demons, currently sitting with a 16-15 mark (1-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-1 for the Cardinals and 1-0 for the Demons.

View Northwestern State vs Lamar Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Lamar opened as 9-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 155-rated Northwestern State taking on the No. 39-rated Cardinals in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-71 win for the Cardinals on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Demons rank No. 74 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.5 per game. That compares with Lamar’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Lamar is college basketball's No. 320-ranked team at 4.5 per game, while the Demons rate No. 173 with 6.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northwestern State owns the country's No. 292-rated mark, allowing 75.2 points per game on the highway. Lamar, on the other hand, rates No. 39 in scoring at home.

Northwestern State lost its last outing, a 62-52 result against Stephen F. Austin on March 3. The Demons got 17 points from William Mosley, but it was Stephen F. Austin that prevailed in a 62-52 final on Saturday at William R. Johnson Coliseum.

Last time out for Lamar, they were a 78-68 winner as they battled McNeese State at home. The Cardinals got 23 points from Mike James as Lamar ran past McNeese State 78-68 on Saturday at Montagne Center.