Looking to win big? The Cardinals and Privateers face off at 5:00 ET on ESPN+. The Privateers are hosting the game at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA. Lamar is favored by -5.5 in this Southland conference matchup the against New Orleans. The over/under for the game is set at 158.5 points.

LAMAR CARDINALS VS NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Orleans Privateers +5.5

This game will be played at Lakefront Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 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 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Lamar Make it Happen on the Road?

Today, Lamar is favored by 5.5 points against New Orleans. So far this season, the Cardinals have been favored in 11 games and have gone 9-2 in those matchups.

Overall, Lamar is 13-11 this season, including a 7-4 record in Southland Conference games. However, the Cardinals have struggled on the road, going just 1-10 compared to a 10-1 record at home.

As the favorite this season, Lamar has gone 8-3 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cardinals have an ATS record of 7-3. On the road, Lamar’s ATS mark is just 4-7 this year and they are 0-3 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games.

Lamar’s over/under record for the season is 14-8 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 158.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (149.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

In contrast to their season average of 80.1 points per game, the Lamar had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against Incarnate Word and had a field goal percentage of 35.7%. Terry Anderson is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Chris Pryor brings a PPG average of 11.5 into the game.

So far, the Cardinals’ defense is ranked 243rd in the country at 74.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. New Orleans. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.9%.

Will the Privateers Make it Happen at Home?

After losing their last two games, New Orleans will look to get back on track at home, where they are 3-3 this season. So far, the Privateers have gone 1-13 as underdogs, and they are 8-17 overall.

Through their first 25 games, New Orleans has gone 3-9 in Southland Conference play compared to 5-8 in non-conference matchups. On the season, they have been outscored by an average of 16 points per game on the road.

As the underdog, New Orleans has gone 6-8 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 8-13. At home, the Privateers are just 2-4 vs. the spread and their last 3 home ATS mark is 1-2. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, New Orleans is 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 158.5 is higher than the average over/under line in New Orleans’ games this season (152.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points compared to their season average of 153.9 points per game. This year, their over/under record is 14-7.

In contrast to their season average of 74.9 points per game, the New Orleans had a below average performance. They scored 59 points against Northwestern State and had a field goal percentage of 35.7%. 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 10.9 points per game this season.

At this time, the Privateers’ defense is positioned 314th in the country, permitting 79.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Northwestern State, the Demons finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 70 points vs. New Orleans.