The Southeastern Louisiana Lions and the Northwestern State Demons meet in college basketball action from the Prather Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
The Southeastern Louisiana Lions will look to build on their 83-81 win over Nicholls State last time out. Gus Okafor leads the Lions in scoring with 15.3 PPG along with 6.5 RPG while Keon Clergeot has 13.1 PPG with a team-high 3.4 APG to lead the Lions in assists. Jalyn Hinton has 13.6 PPG with a team-high 7.6 RPG to lead the Lions in rebounding and Joe Kasperzyk has 10.3 PPG to round out the group of double-digit scorers for the Lions up to this point in the season. As a team, Southeast Louisiana is averaging 79.6 PPG on 46.5% shooting from the field, 35.8% from three and 74.8% from the foul line while allowing 78.5 PPG on 46.9% shooting from the field and 34.2% from three this season.
The Northwestern State Demons will try to build on an 87-77 win over New Orleans in their last game. Kendal Coleman leads the Demons in scoring and rebounding with 15.4 PPG and 9.7 while Carvell Teasett has 12.5 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for the Demons and Brian White has a team-high 3.6 APG as well this season. As a team, Northwestern State is averaging 73.9 PPG on 44.6% shooting from the field, 34.5% from three and 69.4% from the foul line while allowing 80.3 PPG on 46.3% shooting from the field and 34.2% from three this season.
Southeastern Louisiana is 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games following a win and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 games overall. Northwestern State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.
Both of these teams have played in their fair share of overs as of late, but for Northwestern State, a lot of that has to do with bad defense being played. Southeastern Louisiana is no prize defensively either, but they’re the more consistent offense as of late and have played the better ball over the course of the season. Give me the Lions laying the points in this one.