The Northwestern State Demons (20-10, 12-5 Southland) take on the Incarnate Word Cardinals (12-18, 6-11 Southland) at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday in Southland play. The matchup airs on ESPN+.
The Demons are currently substantial 10.5-point favorites over the Cardinals. A 141.5-point total is set for the matchup.
Northwestern State vs. Incarnate Word Odds
Point Spread for Northwestern State vs. Incarnate Word
The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Northwestern State as the favorite.
Northwestern State vs. Incarnate Word Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Northwestern State has -629 odds to pick up the win, while Incarnate Word is listed at +450 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 141.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Natchitoches, Louisiana
- Arena: Prather Coliseum
Northwestern State vs. Incarnate Word Betting Trends
Northwestern State has 17 wins against the spread in 29 games this season. The Demons have been favorites in 16 games this season and have come away with the win 13 times (81.2%) in those contests. Northwestern State’s games this year have hit the over 59.3% of the time (16 out of 27 games with a set point total).
In Incarnate Word’s 27 games this year, it has 17 wins against the spread. The Cardinals are 8-15 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 34.8% of those games). Incarnate Word’s games this season have gone over the total in 15 of 27 opportunities (55.6%).
Northwestern State vs. Incarnate Word Key Players to Watch
Isaac Haney posts 11.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest, shooting 38.8% from the field and 31.5% from beyond the arc with 1.7 made 3-pointers per game. Ja’Monta Black posts 15.6 points, 3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, shooting 38.6% from the floor and 36.9% from beyond the arc with 3.8 made 3-pointers per contest (fourth in the country). Jalen Hampton averages a team-high 7.2 rebounds per contest. He is also putting up 9.7 points and 0.6 assists, shooting 64.5% from the field.
Jonathan Cisse is putting up a team-best 16.2 points per contest. And he is delivering 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists, making 40.8% of his shots from the field and 40.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.7 triples per game. Trey Miller paces the Cardinals in assists (2.9 per game), and puts up 10.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. He also delivers 1.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Stephon Payne III is No. 1 on the Cardinals in rebounding (4.6 per game), and puts up 5.8 points and 0.5 assists. He also puts up 1 steal and 1 block. Davante Dennis gets the Cardinals 8.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest. He also delivers 1.1 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Northwestern State Demons
Northwestern State has won seven games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover 10 times. The Demons are putting up 74.6 points per game (114th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while ceding 72.3 points per contest (245th-ranked). So far this year, Northwestern State is averaging 30.1 boards per game (273rd-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 32 rebounds per contest (246th-ranked).
The Demons are putting up 76.4 points per game this year at home, which is 2.8 more points than they’re averaging in away games (73.6). Northwestern State is sinking 8.6 three-pointers per game (56th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 35.9% shooting percentage (82nd-ranked) from three-point land. With 6.3 three-pointers conceded per game, the Demons rank 62nd in the nation. They are ceding a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 164th in college basketball.
The Demons have gone 8-2 in their past 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Northwestern State has gone over the total five times. Northwestern State has seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 78 points per game in its last 10 outings, 3.4 points more than the 74.6 it has scored this year. Northwestern State has been more stingy on the defensive side of the ball as of late, giving up 71.1 points per game during its past 10 outings compared to the 72.3 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Incarnate Word Cardinals
Incarnate Word has put together an 11-6-0 record against the spread in conference games this year. At 71 points scored per game and 73.6 points conceded, the Cardinals are 194th in the country offensively and 286th defensively. Incarnate Word is the 19th-worst squad in the nation in rebounds per game (28.2) and 266th in rebounds conceded (32.3).
The Cardinals score 75.5 points per game at home, and 67.2 on the road. Beyond the arc, Incarnate Word is 300th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (6.2). It is 130th in 3-point percentage at 35.2%. The Cardinals are 138th in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (6.9 per game) and 292nd in 3-point percentage defensively (35.6%).
The Cardinals have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Incarnate Word has gone over the total five times. Incarnate Word is putting up 71.6 points per game over its previous 10 games, compared to its season average of 71. The Cardinals are surrendering 73.9 points per game in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 73.6 points allowed.
Northwestern State vs. Incarnate Word Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is Northwestern State, and we predict that Northwestern State will cover the spread (Northwestern State -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 141.5 points.
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