Southeastern Louisiana at New Orleans - 3/10/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Southeastern Louisiana at New Orleans - 3/10/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Privateers (9-14) vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions (8-17)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Leonard E. Merrell Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Privateers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 147.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Southeastern Louisiana Lions will be facing the New Orleans Privateers this Wednesday in the 2nd round of the Southland Conference Tournament. The two teams split their regular season series, with both home teams getting the victory.

Southeastern Louisiana took care of the business in the first round, knocking off the McNeese Cowboys by a score of 71-68. They had previously lost 4 straight to end the regular season. In the game against McNeese, the Lions shot 38.6% from the field, and only 22.6% from deep. They assisted on 12 of their 26 makes. Gus Okafor led the team with 26 points. The Lions came away with 14 steals on the defensive end leading to a +10 turnover differential. For the year, Southeastern Louisiana is averaging 68.4 points per game, while allowing 78 to the opposition. Keon Clergeot leads the team with 15.9 points per game.

The New Orleans Privateers ended the season with three straight wins, helping to earn them a bye in the first round of the tournament. In their final regular season game, they came away with an 81-76 victory over this same Southeastern Louisiana team. The Privateers shot 49.2% from the field against the Lions, but only 22.7% from deep. They came away with 15 assists on their 31 field goals. Troy Green had 26 points to lead all scorers, while Derek St. Hilaire chipped in with 19. The Privateers outrebounded the Lions 43-30, but allowed them to shoot 40.7% from three. New Orleans is averaging 75.7 points per game this season, while giving up 76.7 to their opponents. Troy Green leads the team with 15.8 points per game. Damion Rosser has led the team with 7.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.

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Southeastern Louisiana is 13-12 ATS this season, 6-4 ATS in their last 10, 1-0 ATS at a neutral location, and 1-6 ATS after a win.

New Orleans is 12-9-1 ATS this season, 6-4 ATS in their last 10, 0-1 ATS at a neutral location, and 5-3 ATS after a win.

Southeastern Louisiana came away with a win the first time these two played, but since then has gone just 2-6, including a loss against the Privateers to end the season. The Privateers outrebounded them in both games, and have played much better of late. They also assist at a higher ratio than the Lions, averaging 5.9 more dimes per game. This should be a close battle, but the Privateers will find a way to pull away late. Give me New Orleans to cover.

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Joe’s Pick New Orleans Privateers -3.5

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