SE Louisiana vs New Orleans Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Monday, March 6, 2023

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The No. 3 seed SE Louisiana Lions (18-13, 12-6 Southland) will take the court in the Southland Tournament against the No. 7 seed New Orleans Privateers (11-19, 7-11 Southland). The teams will face off Monday at 8:30 PM live on ESPN+.

The Lions square off against the Privateers in a game that SE Louisiana is currently a favorite by 5 points. The point total for the matchup is set at 154.5.

SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans Odds

Point Spread for SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans

The spread for this matchup is set at 5 points, with sportsbooks listing SE Louisiana as the favorite.

SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans Moneyline

As for the moneyline, SE Louisiana has -221 odds to pick up the win, while New Orleans is listed at +183 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 154.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, March 6, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Arena: The Legacy Center

SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans Betting Trends

SE Louisiana has 17 wins against the spread in 29 games this season. The Lions have been favorites in 14 games this season and have come away with the win 11 times (78.6%) in those contests. SE Louisiana’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 71.4% of the time (20 out of 28 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, New Orleans is 13-15-0 this year. The Privateers have put together a 3-15 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 16.7% of those games). New Orleans has gone over the point total 64.3% of the time this year (18 of 28 games with a set point total).

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SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans Key Players to Watch

SE Louisiana

Roger McFarlane puts up a team-high 8.1 rebounds per game. He is also posting 12.4 points and 2.1 assists, shooting 44.2% from the field and 40.9% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per contest. Nick Caldwell is averaging 11 points, 0.8 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. Alec Woodard is putting up 8.6 points, 1.5 assists and 3.6 rebounds per contest.

New Orleans

Khaleb Wilson-Rouse gets the Privateers 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. He also averages 1.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Tyson Jackson leads the Privateers in rebounding (4.8 per game), and produces 11.1 points and 1.1 assists. He also posts 0.3 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Kmani Doughty is putting up 6.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, making 38.1% of his shots from the field.

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What you need to know about the SE Louisiana Lions

SE Louisiana is 9-9-0 ATS in conference games this season. This season, the Lions are posting 77.6 points per game (47th-ranked in college basketball) and ceding 75.8 points per contest (326th-ranked). With 31.4 rebounds per game, SE Louisiana ranks 202nd in college basketball. It allows 32.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 251st in college basketball.

With 7.7 threes per game, SE Louisiana ranks 137th in the nation. It sports a 36.8% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 49th in college basketball. The Lions have struggled to defend three-pointers this season, ranking fourth-worst in the nation in threes allowed per game (9.4) and third-worst in three-point percentage allowed (38.3%).

The Lions are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall over their past 10 contests. In its past 10 games, SE Louisiana has hit the over five times. SE Louisiana’s offense has been less effective over its last 10 games, racking up 76.7 points a contest compared to the 77.6 it has averaged this season. SE Louisiana’s defense has been more stingy lately, as the team has given up 72.7 points per game over its past 10 compared to the 75.8 points per game its opponents are averaging on the season.

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Privateers

So far this season, 12 out of New Orleans’ 19 Southland games with an over/under have gone over the point total. The Privateers are 152nd in college basketball in points scored (72.9 per game) and fourth-worst in points conceded (79.5). New Orleans is 309th in college basketball in rebounds per game (29.1) and 184th in rebounds allowed (31.1).

In 2022-23 New Orleans is 287th in the country in 3-point makes (6.4 per game) and 15th-best in 3-point percentage (38.3%). Giving up 7.7 3-pointers per game and conceding 35.8% from beyond the arc, the Privateers are 240th and 300th in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Privateers are 6-4 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their past 10 contests. New Orleans has gone over the total in seven of its last 10 games. New Orleans has performed better offensively over its past 10 games, averaging 76.3 points per contest, 3.4 more than its season average of 72.9. The Privateers are giving up 78 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 1.5 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (79.5).

SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is SE Louisiana, and we predict that SE Louisiana will cover the spread (SE Louisiana -5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 154.5 points.

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How to bet SE Louisiana vs. New Orleans

You can bet on SE Louisiana 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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