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NW State @ Incarnate Word

Current Records: NW State 7-19; Incarnate Word 5-21

What to Know

After a two-game homestand, the NW State Demons will be on the road. NW State and the Incarnate Word Cardinals will face off in a Southland battle at 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

The Demons were within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Saturday as they fell 80-75 to the McNeese State Cowboys.

Meanwhile, Incarnate Word has to be hurting after a devastating 84-57 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Privateers on Saturday.

Barring any buzzer beaters, NW State is expected to win a tight contest. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the team has let down bettors in their past three games.

The losses put NW State at 7-19 and Incarnate Word at 5-21. A couple defensive stats to keep an eye on: The Demons are stumbling into the contest with the 355th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 80.9 on average. The Cardinals have experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 49% from the floor on average, which is the 357th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center -- San Antonio, Texas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $18.90

Odds

The Demons are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Cardinals as a 1.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -107

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Series History

NW State have won seven out of their last ten games against Incarnate Word.

  • Jan 27, 2022 - NW State 79 vs. Incarnate Word 70
  • Jan 07, 2022 - NW State 83 vs. Incarnate Word 80
  • Feb 10, 2021 - NW State 68 vs. Incarnate Word 67
  • Jan 06, 2021 - Incarnate Word 75 vs. NW State 67
  • Feb 12, 2020 - NW State 70 vs. Incarnate Word 60
  • Jan 08, 2020 - NW State 72 vs. Incarnate Word 66
  • Feb 27, 2019 - NW State 68 vs. Incarnate Word 60
  • Feb 21, 2018 - NW State 66 vs. Incarnate Word 54
  • Jan 05, 2017 - Incarnate Word 84 vs. NW State 80
  • Jan 09, 2016 - Incarnate Word 70 vs. NW State 56