New Orleans vs. Houston Christian Southland Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 5, 2023
The No. 7 seed New Orleans Privateers (10-19, 7-11 Southland) are favored by 4 points when they meet the No. 6 seed Houston Christian Huskies (10-21, 7-11 Southland) in the Southland Tournament. The teams will look to take another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket on Sunday at The Legacy Center beginning at 8:30 PM and airing on ESPN+. The point total for the matchup is 159.
New Orleans vs. Houston Christian Odds
- New Orleans odds to win: -178
- Houston Christian odds to win: +150
- Spread: New Orleans (-4)
- Total: 159
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Venue: The Legacy Center
Who Will Win New Orleans vs. Houston Christian?
New Orleans and Houston Christian Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
When it has played as at least 4-point favorites this season, New Orleans is 2-1 against the spread.
Houston Christian has a 9-11 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 4 points or more.
These teams average a combined 150.1 points per game, 8.9 fewer points than the over/under of 159 set for this game.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 162.6 points per game, 3.6 more than the point total for this matchup.
New Orleans’ average point total in outings this year is 152.2, 6.8 points below the over/under in this game.
The average point total for the Huskies this year is 1.7 points higher than this game’s over/under.
The Privateers have a 12-15-0 record against the spread this season.
So far this season, the Huskies have compiled a 13-15-0 record against the spread.
New Orleans Stats & Insights
New Orleans has a -217 scoring differential, falling short by 7.5 points per game. It is putting up 72.3 points per game to rank 168th in college basketball and is giving up 79.8 per contest to rank 355th in college basketball.
New Orleans is 325th in college basketball at 28.6 rebounds per game. That’s 2.5 fewer than the 31.1 its opponents average.
The Privateers make 6.4 three-pointers per game (287th in college basketball), 1.3 fewer than their opponents (7.7). They are shooting 37.9% from deep (20th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 36.1%.
New Orleans’ 89.2 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 285th in college basketball, and the 98.5 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 339th in college basketball.
The Privateers put up 73.6 points per game when playing at home, compared to 71 points per game away from home, a difference of 2.6 points per contest.
Houston Christian Stats & Insights
Houston Christian has a -155 scoring differential, falling short by five points per game. It is putting up 77.8 points per game, 44th in college basketball, and is allowing 82.8 per outing to rank 362nd in college basketball.
Houston Christian is 211th in the nation at 31.3 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 31.5 its opponents average.
Houston Christian connects on 8.3 three-pointers per game (78th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 7.6 on average.
Houston Christian averages 95.1 points per 100 possessions (143rd in college basketball), while giving up 101.2 points per 100 possessions (357th in college basketball).
The Huskies are putting up more points at home (86.6 per game) than away (68.5).
New Orleans Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Privateers is Jordan Johnson, who scores 17.7 points and dishes out 3.9 assists per game.
Simeon Kirkland leads New Orleans in rebounding, grabbing 4.9 rebounds per game while also scoring 7.2 points a contest.
The Privateers get the most three-point shooting production out of Johnson, who knocks down 3.5 threes per game.
The New Orleans steals leader is Khaleb Wilson-Rouse, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Omarion Henry, who compiles 0.7 rejections per contest.
Houston Christian Key Players to Watch
Brycen Long is the top scorer for the Huskies with 15.3 points per game. He also tacks on 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game to his stats.
The Houston Christian leaders in rebounding and assists are Sam Hofman with 6.2 rebounds per game (he also adds 6.8 points and 1.4 assists per game) and Andrew King with 4.5 assists per game (he also tacks on 8.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game).
Long knocks down three three-pointers per game, the most on the Huskies.
Long (1.2 steals per game) is the steal leader for Houston Christian while Bonke Maring (1.1 blocks per game) is the block leader.
New Orleans vs. Houston Christian Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Houston Christian (+4)
- Pick OU:
New Orleans 79, Houston Christian 78
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