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Oklahoma Sooners vs Northwestern State Demons Betting Preview

Northwestern State DemonsOklahoma Sooners
Dec 31, 3:00 PM | Lloyd Noble Center

Northwestern State Demons vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Oklahoma vs Northwestern State battle Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center as the Sooners look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Sooners are 9-2 overall and 6-3 ATS ATS, while the Demons are 7-6 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Oklahoma boasts a 4-5 on the OU, and Northwestern State is 0-0.

View Northwestern State vs Oklahoma Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 47-ranked Sooners and the No. 133-rated Demons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 83-72 win for the Sooners on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma has the nation's No. 47-rated offensive output, at 76.5 PPG. The visiting Demons defense ranks No. 256 allowing on average 70.8 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 44.5% so far, more than the Demons marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Northwestern State features the nation's No. 276-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.9 points per game. Oklahoma, meanwhile, comes in at No. 53 nationally in scoring at home.

Northwestern State was an 82-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi State. Shamir Davis scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Demons to a win (they lost 82-67 to Mississippi State at Mississippi Coliseum on Thursday).

Oklahoma was a 56-55 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Cincinnati. They covered the 6.5–point spread as underdogs. Andrew Fitzgerald scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Sooners to a win (they lost 56-55 to Cincinnati at U.S. Bank Arena on Thursday).

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-1
Before playing Missouri are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 2-1
After a loss are 3-7

A few Demons at Sooners trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Oklahoma is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Northwestern State home to Texas State, Saturday, January 7
Oklahoma at Missouri, Tuesday, January 3