New Orleans vs Houston Christian Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/5/23

Houston Christian Huskies (10-21) vs New Orleans Privateers (10-19)

Game Info: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 8:30 pm (The Legacy Center)

Betting Odds: Houston Christian Huskies +1.5 -- Over/Under: 160.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Privateers will play the Houston Christian Huskies in the first round of the Southland Tournament on Sunday night at the Legacy Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

New Orleans Preview

The New Orleans Privateers are 10-19 (7-11) this season after they lost to McNeese by a score of 80-73 in their last game. New Orleans shot 46.4% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the loss. The New Orleans Privateers are averaging 72.3 points per game, 79.8 points against per game, 31.4 rebounds per game, and 14.5 assists per game. Jordan Johnson has led the Privateers this season with 17.7 points per game, 3.9 assists per game, and 2.3 rebounds per game. New Orleans is shooting 46.3% from the field, 70.9% on free throws, and 37.9% on three pointers this year.

Houston Christian Preview

The Houston Christian Huskies are 10-21 (7-11) this season after they lost to SE Louisiana by a score of 80-64 in their last game. Houston Christian shot 43.1% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the game. The Houston Christian Huskies are averaging 77.8 points per game, 82.8 points against per game, 34.4 rebounds per game, and 14.9 assists per game. Brycen Long has led the Huskies this season with 15.2 points per game, 2.5 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game. Houston Christian is shooting 45.9% from the field, 72.3% on free throws, and 36.8% on three pointers this year.


New Orleans is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. The over is 5-1 in New Orleans’ last 6 games. Houston Christian is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The over is 10-4 in Houston Christian’s last 14 games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings. 


These two teams come into this game with the same conference record and are tied for 6th place in the Southland Conference. New Orleans has won four of their last five games, while Houston Christian has lost two games in a row. Both teams are allowing a lot of points on the defensive end of the court, but Houston Christian is scoring 77.8 points per game. With both teams allowing 80+ points on a regular basis, I am taking the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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