Betting on today’s Huskies and Privateers game? Catch the action at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA, as the Privateers hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. This Southland conference matchup has an over/under of 161.5 points, and New Orleans is favored to win by -5.5 at home vs. Houston Christian.


The Pick: New Orleans Privateers -5.5

This game will be played at Lakefront Arena at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 5th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Privateers.
  • Not only will New Orleans pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 161.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Houston Christian?

After losing their last three games, Houston Christian is 5-15 on the season and 3-6 in Southland Conference play. On the road this year, the Huskies have gone 1-12, and their average scoring margin is -19.7.

Overall, Houston Christian has been the underdog in 18 of their 20 games, going 3-15 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is -3.8 compared to -19.7 on the road.

As the underdog this season, Houston Christian has an ATS record of 11-7. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-6 and their last 3 road ATS record is 1-2. Overall, their last 10 road ATS record is 5-5 and their last 10 underdog ATS record is 6-4.

So far this season, the over/under record for Houston Christian games is 8-10. Today’s over/under line of 161.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (154.7). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 148 points compared to their season average of 151.1 points per game. Currently, their over/under record over their last three games is 2-1.

The Houston Christian offense is coming off a game where they scored 73 points against Nicholls. They posted a field goal percentage of 41.4% and connected on 6 threes. Offensively, the Huskies have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 289th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 377th in percentage and 359th in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Houston Christian defense is giving up an average of 81.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Nicholls, the Colonels finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 83 points vs. Houston Christian.

Do the Privateers Stand a Chance at Home?

Having lost six straight games, the New Orleans Privateers will look to get back on track when they host the Houston Christian Huskies. So far this season, the Privateers have gone 7-15, including a 2-3 record at home. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 7-3.

As for Houston Christian, they come in with a record of 2-7 in conference play, compared to 5-8 in non-conference games. On the road this season, the Huskies have gone 1-12, and they have lost nine straight games away from home.

When looking at New Orleans’ ATS record this season, they are currently 7-11. However, when looking at their record vs. the spread as the favorite, they are just 1-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Privateers have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 161.5 is higher than the average over/under line in New Orleans’ games this season (151.8). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 166 points.

In their recent matchup, the New Orleans offense ended with 80 points against Incarnate Word. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44.6% and made 9 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Jordan Johnson, who holds an average of 21.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Khaleb Wilson-Rouse is averaging 11 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the New Orleans defense is giving up an average of 80.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.6 threes per game vs. Houston Christian. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.2%.