Houston Baptist at New Orleans - 3/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Houston Baptist at New Orleans - 3/2/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Angela Piazza/Caller-Times / USA TODAY NETWORK

New Orleans Privateers (16-11) vs Houston Baptist Huskies (9-16)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Lakefront Arena)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Privateers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Houston Baptist Huskies will travel to play the New Orleans Privateers in a Southland game on Wednesday night.

The Houston Baptist Huskies are 9-16 (5-7) this season and have lost three of their last four games. Houston Baptist is coming off of a loss to Texas A&M-CC by a score of 75-70. Houston Baptist shot 37.7% from the field and was -9 in rebounding margin in the loss. Khristion Courseault led the Huskies with 16 points and 2 rebounds in the game. Houston Baptist is averaging 73.3 points per game and is giving up 74.5 points per game against, while also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game. Darius Lee is averaging 16.9 points per game and 8 rebounds per game, while Brycen Long is averaging 10.4 points per game and 2.2 assists per game for the Huskies. Houston Baptist is shooting 44.3% on field goals, 70.7% on free throws, and 32.3% on three pointers.

The New Orleans Privateers are 16-11 (9-3) this season and have lost two games in a row. New Orleans lost to Northwestern State by a score of 87-77 in their last game. New Orleans shot 46.9% from the field and 63.6% from the free throw line in the game. Derek St. Hilaire led the Privateers with 25 points and 7 rebounds in the game. New Orleans is averaging 77.4 points per game and is giving up 73.1 points per game against, while also averaging 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Derek St. Hilaire is averaging 20.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game, while Troy Green is averaging 15.4 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game for the Privateers. New Orleans is shooting 47.5% on field goals, 72% on free throws, and 32% on three pointers.

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Houston Baptist is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Houston Baptist’s last 4 games. New Orleans is 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games. The under is 5-2 in New Orleans’ last 7 home games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.

New Orleans comes into this game tied for first in the Southland Conference standings, while Houston Baptist is fifth in the standings. New Orleans is the better team in this matchup and has something to play for, I like them to win at home.

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David’s Pick New Orleans -7.5

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