SthLnd foes will collide when the Northwestern State Demons (10-12, 7-6 SthLnd) go head-to-head against the UIW Cardinals (7-16, 4-8 SthLnd) at Prather Coliseum. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.
UIW Cardinals vs. Northwestern State Demons Betting Preview
The Cardinals were victorious over the Southeastern Louisiana Lions in their last contest, 82-75. With 17 points and five assists, Des Balentine had a solid outing for UIW. The Cardinals knocked down 25 of their 30 free throws (83.3 percent), while the Lions had a turnover percentage of 25.1 (above their season average of 19.2).
The last time the Demons took the floor, they defeated the Houston Baptist Huskies, 93-79. Nikos Chougkaz played a key role for Northwestern State with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Northwestern State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a great effective field goal percentage of 0.555 (above their season average of 0.498) and a turnover percentage of 12.1 (better than their season average of 20.6). Houston Baptist put up marks of 0.431 and 14.2, respectively, for those same stats.
Northwestern State could dominate on defense as they face off against one of the country’s worst offenses. The Demons currently rank 39th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.455), while UIW is 323rd in effective field goal percentage (0.463).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Demons won 72-66. The Demons dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.238 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.452. The Cardinals put up marks of 0.139 and 0.348, respectively, for those same stats. Chudier Bile recorded a double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds.
UIW Cardinals at Northwestern State Demons Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Northwestern State, ATS Winner – Northwestern State, O/U – Over
The Demons rank 154th in assists per game (13.0) while the Cardinals rank 242nd in assists allowed per game (15.3).
Northwestern State ranks 30th in rebounds per game (39.5) while UIW ranks 244th (33.2).
The Demons rank 30th in blocks per game (4.7) while the Cardinals rank 189th (2.3).
UIW ranks 81st in steals per game (7.2) while Northwestern State ranks 213th in steals allowed per game (8.7).
The Demons have outscored opponents by an average of 3.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Northwestern State has been defeated by an average of 1.6 points.
During their last five games, the Cardinals have scored an average of 68.6 points per game (2.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.6 points per game (0.1 below their season average).