Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Demons and Blue Hose. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Blue Hose at UNF Arena in Jacksonville, FL. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 144.5 points, with the Blue Hose being the favored team playing at home against the Demons.
NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS VS PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Presbyterian Blue Hose -9
This game will be played at UNF Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE PRESBYTERIAN BLUE HOSE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Blue Hose.
- Not only will Presbyterian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Are the Demons Ready for a Win at Jacksonville?
As they prepare for their fifth game of the season, Northwestern State is winless with an overall record of 0-4. All of their games so far this season have been on the road. As of now, Northwestern State has a 0-4 record against the spread for the season. In away games, they are 0-2 vs. the spread this season and 6-4 in their previous ten road games.
Northwestern State comes in with an over/under record of 3-1-0 through four games, with their games averaging a combined 155.5 points per game so far. When analyzing the Demons’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 76 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
In their most recent game, the Demons’ offense tallied 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.2 points per game. Ryan Forrest led the team in scoring, putting up 25 points. Additionally, Cliff Davis contributed 20 points for the Demons.
So far, the Demons’ defense is ranked 135th in the country at 79.2 points per contest. Northwestern State’s three-point defense is currently 33rd in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 49.4% of their shots vs. Northwestern State.
Can Presbyterian Secure a Home Victory?
Presbyterian, who has played four games so far, enters their fifth game of the season with a 3-1 record. In their last three games, including last year, Presbyterian has gone 2-1 at home. Presbyterian has a current 3-1 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Their overall ATS record for the season includes being 2-0 on the road and 1-1 at home.
Looking at their over/under performance through four games, Presbyterian has an over/under record of 2-2-0, with their games averaging 140.2 points per game on average. In their most recent three games, the Blue Hose’s over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 79 points per game.
The Presbyterian offense is coming off a game in which they scored 66 points vs. Maine. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Blue Hose have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 75th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 80th in percentage and 271st in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Presbyterian defense is giving up an average of 66.6 points per contest. Against Maine, the Blue Hose’s defense gave up 80 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Maine only made 9 free-throws.