Check out our free Northwestern State vs Southeastern Louisiana pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Hammond. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Northwestern State vs Southeastern Louisiana Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 19th Betting Odds
Demons vs Lions Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Northwestern State Demons at Southeastern Louisiana Lions
- Where: Hammond at University Center (LA)
- Date: Thursday, January 19th
- Betting Odds: Northwestern State +1, NWST -105 | SELOU -117 O/U 146.0
Through 18 games, the Northwestern State Demons have an overall record of 10-8. So far, the Demons have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. For the season, Northwestern State has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 5-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Demons being +1 point underdogs.
Northwestern State’s leading scorer this season is Demarcus Sharp, who is averaging 15.17 points per contest. So far, Sharp has accounted for 21.36% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.39 rebounds per game and 4.28 assists. Ja’Monta Black is the second leading scorer for the Demons, averaging 14.82 points per game. Between him and Black, they are accounting for 41.1% 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 18 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.
Through 18 games, the Southeastern Louisiana Lions have an overall record of 10-8. So far this season, Southeastern Louisiana has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-2. The Lions’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1 points in their favor. For the season, Southeastern Louisiana has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 3-0.
Southeastern Louisiana’s leading scorer this season is Boogie Anderson, who is averaging 12.61 points per contest. So far, Anderson has accounted for 16.38% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.44 rebounds per game and 4.33 assists. Roger McFarlane is the second leading scorer for the Lions, averaging 9.71 points per game. Between him and McFarlane, they are accounting for 28.3% of the team’s scoring.
So far this season, Southeastern Louisiana has put together a strong scoring offense at 79.1 points per game (26th). This strong figure has come despite the Lions playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 35.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Southeastern Louisiana’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 46.2%
Free Spread Prediction: Northwestern State Demons +1
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Southeastern Louisiana as the favorites with a line coming in at -1. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Northwestern State Demons to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Southeastern Louisiana at 8.94 made 3’s per game compared to Northwestern State at 7.31. Look for Northwestern State to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Lions.