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

Northwestern State vs Lamar Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds

Demons vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Northwestern State Demons at Lamar Cardinals
  • Where: Beaumont at Montagne Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds: Northwestern State -10, NWST -561 | LAMAR +400 O/U 142.0

Demons Preview:

Northwestern State will take their 5 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 15-8. So far, the Demons have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 6-6. This season, Northwestern State has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 8-2. For today’s contest, Northwestern State has a betting line set -10 points in their favor.

Northwestern State’s leading scorer this season is Demarcus Sharp, who is averaging 16.83 points per contest. So far, Sharp has accounted for 22.59% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.26 rebounds per game and 4.78 assists. Ja’Monta Black is the second leading scorer for the Demons, averaging 16.55 points per game. Between him and Black, they are accounting for 43.8% 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 23 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.

Cardinals Preview:

Lamar will take the floor against the Demons with an overall record of 7-16. Currently, the Cardinals have been the home team 11 times, sitting with a record of 5-6. So far, the Cardinals have been the underdog 18 times, going 3-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +10 underdogs on the spread.

Lamar will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Nate Calmese who is averaging 16.91 points per game for the Cardinals. Calmese 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 Cardinals’ offensive game plan is the play of Chris Pryor who has hit 38.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.09 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Lamar this season, as they are currently ranked 447th in college basketball at 61.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.9%, placing them 473rd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Northwestern State Demons -10

While analyzing this matchup between the Northwestern State Demons and the Lamar Cardinals, we recommend choosing Northwestern State to come out on top and cover the spread. The oddsmakers have the Northwestern State as the heavy favorite with a point spread of -10. Not only do we like the Northwestern State’s historical performance as the favorite, as they are 4-1 vs the spread in their last 5 games when favored to win. But, they are matched up against a team that plays a similar style of basketball. So far, both Northwestern State and Lamar are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Before tip-off, go ahead and place your bet on the Northwestern State to win and cover the spread.