Northwestern State vs. New Orleans Southland Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The No. 2 seed Northwestern State Demons (21-10, 13-5 Southland) are favored by 7 points 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 on ESPN+. The matchup has an over/under of 149.5.
Northwestern State vs. New Orleans Odds
- Northwestern State odds to win: -319
- New Orleans odds to win: +252
- Spread: Northwestern State (-7)
- Total: 149.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
- Time: 9:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Venue: The Legacy Center
Who Will Win Northwestern State vs. New Orleans?
Northwestern State and New Orleans Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Northwestern State is 4-4 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
New Orleans is 5-7 against the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this year.
These teams average a combined 148 points per game, 1.5 fewer points than the over/under of 149.5 set for this matchup.
Opponents of the two teams average a combined 1.9 more points per game (151.4) than this matchup’s total of 149.5 points.
The average point total for Northwestern State’s games this year is 2.7 fewer points than the over/under of 149.5 in this matchup.
The average total in Privateers games this season is 3.1 more points than the point total of 149.5 in this outing.
So far this season, the Demons have put together an 18-12-0 record against the spread.
The Privateers have gone 14-15-0 ATS this year.
Northwestern State Stats & Insights
Northwestern State outscores opponents by 2.8 points per game (scoring 74.8 per game to rank 109th in college basketball while giving up 72 per outing to rank 239th in college basketball) and has a +85 scoring differential overall.
Northwestern State loses the rebound battle by 1.4 boards on average. it records 30.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 264th in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 31.8 per contest.
The Demons make 8.5 three-pointers per game (62nd in college basketball) while shooting 35.9% from beyond the arc (84th in college basketball). They are making 2.2 more threes per outing than their opponents, who drain 6.3 per game while shooting 33.2%.
Northwestern State’s 94.9 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 147th in college basketball, and the 91.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 173rd in college basketball.
The Demons score 76.8 points per game when playing at home, compared to 73.6 points per game on the road, a difference of 3.2 points per contest.
New Orleans Stats & Insights
New Orleans’ -192 scoring differential (being outscored by 6.2 points per game) is a result of putting up 73.2 points per game (143rd in college basketball) while allowing 79.4 per contest (354th in college basketball).
New Orleans pulls down 29.3 rebounds per game (304th in college basketball) while conceding 31.1 per outing to opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.8 boards per game.
New Orleans makes 6.3 three-pointers per game (292nd in college basketball) while shooting 38.2% from beyond the arc (17th in college basketball). It is making 1.4 fewer threes than its opponents, who drain 7.7 per game at 36%.
New Orleans averages 89.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (276th in college basketball), and gives up 97.5 points per 100 possessions (326th in college basketball).
The Privateers are putting up more points at home (73.6 per game) than away (71).
Northwestern State Key Players to Watch
The leader in points and assists for the Demons is Demarcus Sharp, who scores 18.7 points and distributes 4.8 assists per game.
Northwestern State’s best rebounder is Jalen Hampton, who averages 7.2 boards per game in addition to his 10.1 PPG average.
Ja’Monta Black makes more threes per game than any other member of the Demons, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.8 per contest.
The Northwestern State leader in both steals and blocks is Sharp, who averages 1.9 takeaways and 0.8 rejections per game.
New Orleans Key Players to Watch
The Privateers’ Jordan Johnson puts up enough points (18.7 per game) and assists (3.9 per game) to top the squad’s leaderboards.
Jamond Vincent grabs 4.9 rebounds per game (he also scores 6.9 points per game and adds 1.4 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the New Orleans rebounding leaderboard.
Johnson makes 3.6 three-pointers per game, the most on the Privateers.
New Orleans’ leader in steals is Khaleb Wilson-Rouse (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Omarion Henry (0.7 per game).
Northwestern State vs. New Orleans Prediction
- Pick ATS:
Northwestern State (-7)
- Pick OU:
Northwestern State 80, New Orleans 70
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