Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Demons and Huskies. The game is starting at 4:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Huskies at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston, TX. Get ready to place your bets! Northwestern State is favored by -3 in this Southland conference contest against Houston Christian. The game’s over/under currently sits at 150.5 points.

NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS VS HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Christian Huskies +3

This game will be played at Sharp Gymnasium at 4:30 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Not only will Houston Christian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Northwestern State Make it Happen on the Road?

Northwestern State has struggled all season long, posting an 8-19 overall record. However, the Demons have been much better when favored, going a perfect 3-0. On the road, they have gone just 2-13, including a 1-4 mark in their last five games.

Most recently, the Demons fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by a score of 72-61. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of 13.2 points per game on the road.

Northwestern State has an ATS record of 13-12 this season and they have gone 8-7 against the spread on the road. As the favorite, the Demons have a perfect 3-0 mark vs. the spread this year and they are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Northwestern State games this season (146.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points, which is lower than today’s over/under line.

Northwestern State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 61 points against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. In that game, they made 3/13 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 38.2%. Offensively, the Demons have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 289th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 333rd in percentage and 257th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Northwestern State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.1 points per game (271st). In today’s game vs. Houston Christian, the Northwestern State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Northwestern State made 20 free-throws vs. the Demons.

Does Houston Christian Stand a Chance at Home?

Despite their losing record, Houston Christian has been much better at home than on the road. The Huskies have gone just 1-14 away from home this season compared to 3-4 at home.

They are coming off a close 81-78 loss to Southeastern Louisiana, and they have lost two straight games. On the season, Houston Christian has gone 4-18 as the underdog.

As the underdog, Houston Christian has gone 13-9 against the spread this season. At home, the Huskies have an ATS record of 5-2, including a mark of 1-2 in their last three games at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Houston Christian has an ATS record of 5-5.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is right in line with the average over/under line of 154.4 in Houston Christian’s games this season. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 161 points and the over/under record in their games this season is 11-11. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

In their recent matchup, the Houston Christian offense ended with 78 points against Southeastern Louisiana. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50.8% and made 6 threes. Marcus Greene is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 14.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Jay Alvarez brings a PPG average of 15.5 into the game.

So far, the Huskies’ defense is ranked 338th in the country at 82.5 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Houston Christian defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Southeastern Louisiana knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 81 points.