The No. 7 seed New Orleans Privateers (10-19, 7-11 Southland) will head into the Southland Tournament against the No. 6 seed Houston Christian Huskies (10-21, 7-11 Southland) on Sunday at The Legacy Center, beginning at 8:30 PM.
Sunday’s matchup between the Privateers and the Huskies features the Privateers as moderate 4-point favorites. The game has an over/under of 159.
New Orleans vs. Houston Christian Odds
Point Spread for New Orleans vs. Houston Christian
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with bookmakers listing New Orleans as the favorite.
New Orleans vs. Houston Christian Moneyline
As for the moneyline, New Orleans has -178 odds to pick up the win, while Houston Christian is listed at +150 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 159 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN+
- Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Arena: The Legacy Center
New Orleans vs. Houston Christian Betting Trends
Against the spread, New Orleans is 12-15-0 this year. The Privateers have been chosen as favorites in eight games this year and have walked away with the win five times (62.5%) in those games. New Orleans’ games this year have gone over the total in 18 out of 28 opportunities (64.3%).
In Houston Christian’s 28 games this year, it has 13 wins against the spread. The Huskies have gone 5-17 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 22.7% of those games). Houston Christian’s games this year have hit the over on 18 of 28 set point totals (64.3%).
New Orleans vs. Houston Christian Key Players to Watch
Khaleb Wilson-Rouse posts 10 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per contest, shooting 38.3% from the field and 31% from downtown with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game. Tyson Jackson averages 11 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest. At the other end, he averages 0.3 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Kmani Doughty posts 7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, shooting 37.6% from the floor.
Bonke Maring is posting 13.4 points, 6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest, making 58.8% of his shots from the floor. Brycen Long is the Huskies’ top scorer (15.3 points per game) and assist man (2.3), and posts 2.5 rebounds. Maks Klanjscek is putting up 14.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest, making 39.6% of his shots from the floor and 34.6% from beyond the arc, with 2.1 triples per game. Andrew King is the Huskies’ top assist man (4.5 per game), and he contributes 8.9 points and 3.6 rebounds.
What you need to know about the New Orleans Privateers
So far this season, 12 out of New Orleans’ 18 Southland games have hit the over. The Privateers’ offense, which ranks 168th in college basketball with 72.3 points per game, has fared better than their fourth-worst defense (79.8 points allowed per game). New Orleans is grabbing 28.6 rebounds per game (325th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 31.1 rebounds per contest (185th-ranked).
New Orleans is making 6.4 threes per game this year (287th-ranked in college basketball), and it owns a 37.9% three-point percentage (20th-best). The Privateers are ceding 7.7 three-pointers per game (239th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 36.1% (309th-ranked) from beyond the arc.
The Privateers have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall over their past 10 contests. Seven of New Orleans’ past 10 outings have hit the over. On offense, New Orleans has picked up its production slightly over its last 10 games, scoring 73.7 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 72.3 it has racked up over the course of this season. New Orleans has been more stingy on defense lately, giving up 79.1 points per game during its past 10 outings compared to the 79.8 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.
What you need to know about the Houston Christian Huskies
A total of 11 Houston Christian conference games this season have hit the over. Offensively the Huskies are the 44th-ranked squad in the country (77.8 points per game). On defense they are -3-worst (82.8 points allowed per game). Houston Christian is 211th in college basketball in rebounds per game (31.3) and 200th in rebounds conceded (31.5).
Beyond the arc, Houston Christian is 79th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (8.3). It is 53rd in 3-point percentage at 36.7%. In 2022-23, the Huskies are 228th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (7.6 per game) and 324th in defensive 3-point percentage (36.4%).
The Huskies have gone 3-7 over their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Houston Christian has gone over the total in seven of its past 10 contests. Houston Christian is putting up 77.6 points per game in its previous 10 games, which is 0.2 fewer points than its average for the season (77.8). In their previous 10 games, the Huskies are surrendering 82.5 points per contest, 0.3 fewer points than their season average (82.8).
New Orleans vs. Houston Christian Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this matchup is New Orleans, and we project that Houston Christian will cover the spread (New Orleans -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 159 points.
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