Northwestern State vs New Orleans Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023

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The No. 2 seed Northwestern State Demons (21-10, 13-5 Southland) will square off in the Southland Tournament against the No. 7 seed New Orleans Privateers (12-19, 7-11 Southland) on Tuesday at The Legacy Center, beginning at 9:00 PM.

Northwestern State is a solid 7-point favorite against New Orleans when the Demons face off with the Privateers on Tuesday. The game’s over/under is 149.5.

Northwestern State vs. New Orleans Odds

Point Spread for Northwestern State vs. New Orleans

The spread for this matchup is set at 7 points, with sportsbooks listing Northwestern State as the favorite.

Northwestern State vs. New Orleans Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Northwestern State has -319 odds to pick up the win, while New Orleans is listed at +252 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 149.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Arena: The Legacy Center

Northwestern State vs. New Orleans Betting Trends

Northwestern State is 18-12-0 against the spread this season. The Demons have been chosen as favorites in 17 games this year and have walked away with the win 14 times (82.4%) in those games. Northwestern State has eclipsed the over/under in 58.6% of its opportunities this year (17 times in 29 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, New Orleans is 14-15-0 this year. The Privateers have won four of the 19 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (21.1%). New Orleans’ games this year have eclipsed the over/under 19 times in 29 opportunities (65.5%).

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Northwestern State vs. New Orleans Key Players to Watch

Northwestern State

Isaac Haney is posting 11.2 points, 2.6 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest. Ja’Monta Black is putting up 15.4 points, 0.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds per contest.
Jalen Hampton paces the Demons at 7.2 rebounds per game, while also posting 0.6 assists and 10.1 points.

New Orleans

Khaleb Wilson-Rouse is putting up 9.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, making 37.9% of his shots from the floor and 30.3% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 treys per game. Tyson Jackson is putting up 11.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per contest, making 61% of his shots from the field. Kmani Doughty gets the Privateers 7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He also averages 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Northwestern State Demons

Northwestern State has won eight games against the spread in conference action this season, while failing to cover 10 times. The Demons are scoring 74.8 points per game (109th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while giving up 72 points per contest (239th-ranked). Northwestern State is averaging 30.4 rebounds per game (263rd-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 31.8 rebounds per contest (228th-ranked).

Northwestern State is making 8.5 treys per game (62nd-ranked in college basketball). It has a 35.9% shooting percentage (84th-ranked) from downtown. The Demons are 65th in the nation with 6.3 treys allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 138th with a 33.2% shooting percentage allowed from three-point land.

The Demons are 3-7 against the spread and 8-2 overall in their last 10 contests. Northwestern State has gone over the total in six of its last 10 outings. Northwestern State has been putting up 77.9 points per game in its last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little higher than the 74.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign. Northwestern State has been more stingy on defense as of late, allowing 71.2 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 72 points per game its opponents average on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Privateers

In New Orleans’ 20 chances this season in Southland action, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 13 times. The Privateers are 143rd in the nation in points scored (73.2 per game) and fifth-worst in points allowed (79.4). On the glass, New Orleans is 304th in the country in rebounds (29.3 per game). It is 185th in rebounds conceded (31.1 per game).

Beyond the arc, New Orleans is 292nd in the country in 3-pointers made per game (6.3). It is 17th-best in 3-point percentage at 38.2%. The Privateers give up 7.7 3-pointers per game and concede 36% from beyond the arc, ranking 240th and 306th, respectively, in the country.

The Privateers are 7-3 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. New Orleans has gone over the total in seven of its last 10 games. New Orleans is averaging 77.6 points per game over its past 10 games, which is 4.4 more than its average for the season (73.2). Over their past 10 games, the Privateers are ceding 77.2 points per contest, 2.2 fewer points than their season average (79.4).

Northwestern State vs. New Orleans Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Northwestern State, and we project that Northwestern State will cover the spread (Northwestern State -7). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 149.5 points.

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How to bet Northwestern State vs. New Orleans

You can bet on Northwestern State vs. New Orleans at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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