Check out our free Northwestern State vs Houston Christian pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Houston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Northwestern State vs Houston Christian Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds

Demons vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Northwestern State Demons at Houston Christian Huskies
  • Where: Houston at Sharp Gymnasium
  • Date: Thursday, February 2nd
  • Betting Odds: Northwestern State -7, NWST -316 | HOUBAP +241 O/U 154.5

Demons Preview:

The Northwestern State Demons will be looking to pick up their 23rd win of the season and are in the middle of a 4 game win streak. So far, the Demons have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 5-6. This season, Northwestern State has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 7-2. For today’s contest, Northwestern State has a betting line set -7 points in their favor.

Northwestern State’s leading scorer this season is Demarcus Sharp, who is averaging 16.27 points per contest. So far, Sharp has accounted for 22.11% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.23 rebounds per game and 4.77 assists. Ja’Monta Black is the second leading scorer for the Demons, averaging 16.43 points per game. Between him and Black, they are accounting for 43.4% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Northwestern State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 33.85% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Huskies Preview:

Houston Christian will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Northwestern State in order to snap their current 2 game losing streak. So far this season, Houston Christian has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-5. For the season, Houston Christian has been the underdog in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 4-14. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Huskies being +7 point underdogs.

Houston Christian will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brycen Long who is averaging 15.77 points per game for the Huskies. Long is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Huskies’ offensive game plan is the play of Bonke Maring who has hit 62.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.0 points per game.

Houston Christian comes into today’s matchup vs Northwestern State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.5 points per game. Through 22 games, they have hit 44.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Huskies have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 250th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Northwestern State Demons -7

Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Northwestern State Demons to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7 point betting favorites. Although Northwestern State as a team is just 174th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Huskies’ defense. In addition, the Demons have made bettors money who have taken them to cover on the road, as they are 7-3 (last 10). At -7 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Demons to come out on top and cover.