Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Demons versus the Lions? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at University Center (LA) in Hammond, LA. The over/under for this Southland conference contest is set at 138 points, with the Lions being the favored team playing at home against the Demons.
NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS VS SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Northwestern State Demons +7.5
This game will be played at University Center (LA) at 7:00 ET on Monday, January 22nd.
WHY BET THE NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Lions.
- Even though we have Southeastern Louisiana winning straight-up, we like Northwestern State at +7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Do the Demons Have a Shot at a Win at Hammond?
Northwestern State has been an underdog in 15 of their 18 games this season, and they have gone 2-13 in those games. The Demons have gone 3-2 in Southland Conference play, and they are currently on a three-game winning streak.
So far, Northwestern State has gone 1-9 on the road, and their average scoring margin is -16.7 points per game. In their most recent game, the Demons defeated New Orleans by a score of 92-67.
Northwestern State has an ATS record of 9-7 this season and is 8-7 vs. the spread as the underdog. On the road, the Demons have gone 6-4 vs. the spread this year and are 2-3 in their last five games on the road. As the underdog, Northwestern State has gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three games.
Northwestern State’s over/under record for the season is 11-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 148.8. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average OU line in their games (149) and they have had 16 games with higher OU lines than today. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 153.
The Northwestern State offense is coming off a game where they scored 92 points against New Orleans. They posted a field goal percentage of 55.7% and connected on 2 threes. Cliff Davis is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Braelon Bush brings a PPG average of 10.4 into the game.
Coming into today’s game, the Northwestern State defense is giving up an average of 79.1 points per contest. In their previous game vs. New Orleans, the Privateers finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 67 points vs. Northwestern State.
Can the Lions Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?
Coming into this game, Southeastern Louisiana has a record of 6-12, including a 1-4 mark in Southland Conference action. They have lost four straight games and are just 1-3 at home this season.
On the year, the Lions are 2-9 on the road, and their average scoring margin away from home is -12.6 points per game. In their most recent game, they fell to Texas A&M-Commerce by a score of 68-52.
As the favorite, Southeastern Louisiana has struggled vs. the spread this year, going 0-5. Their ATS record at home is currently 0-4, and they are 0-7 in their last 10 home ATS contests. Overall, the Lions are 6-9 vs. the spread this season.
So far this year, the over/under record for Southeastern Louisiana is 6-9. The average scoring total in their games this year is 134.7 points compared to an average over/under line of 142.8, resulting in an average margin of -8.1 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 132 points.
The Southeastern Louisiana offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 52 points versus Texas A&M-Commerce. During the game, they attempted 15 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 41.3%. The team’s scoring leader is Roger McFarlane, who holds an average of 13.8 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Nick Caldwell is averaging 13.4 points per game this season.
Coming into today’s game, the Southeastern Louisiana defense is giving up an average of 71.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, the Lions finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 68 points vs. Southeastern Louisiana.