Northwestern State Demons (1-5) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (1-3)
College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Donald Reynolds Center)
The Line: Tulsa Golden Hurricane -14.5 -- Over/Under: 144 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Northwestern State Demons and Tulsa Golden Hurricane meet Friday in college basketball action at the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
The Northwestern State Demons need a win here to rebound from a 1-5 record. The Northwestern State Demons are averaging 72.3 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Trenton Massner is averaging 12.8 points and 1.8 assists while Jairus Roberson is averaging 12.2 points and two rebounds. Jamaure Gregg is the third double-digit scorer and Kendal Coleman is grabbing 8.8 rebounds. The Northwestern State Demons are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Northwestern State Demons are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane need a win after a rough 1-3 start to the CBB season. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are averaging 66.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 68 points on 42 percent shooting. Brandon Rachal is averaging 17.3 points and six rebounds while Elijah Joiner is averaging 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Keyshawn Embery-Simpson is the third double-digit scorer and Rey Idowu is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are shooting 27 percent from beyond the arc and 56.1 percent from the free throw line. The Tulsa Golden Hurricane are allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.
The Demons are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Friday games. The Golden Hurricane are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Friday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 16-5 in Demons last 21 overall. The over is 4-1 in Golden Hurricane last 5 overall.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane haven't had the easiest schedule in the world up to this point, and I'd assume they'd take full advantage in this contest at home. However, the Northwestern State Demons have been more than competitive this season, which includes taking UL Monroe to overtime, losing to TCU by just six points and getting the experience of playing a top-20 team in Texas Tech. Northwestern State isn't a pushover. I'll take a shot with the points here.