Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Privateers and Huskies. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Huskies at Sharp Gymnasium in Houston, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The Privateers are favored in this Southland conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 157.5 points.

NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS VS HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Houston Christian Huskies +2.5

This game will be played at Sharp Gymnasium at 8:00 ET on Monday, January 22nd.

WHY BET THE HOUSTON CHRISTIAN HUSKIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Not only will Houston Christian pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Privateers Come Through as Road Favorites?

Despite their poor road record, New Orleans is favored by 2.5 points as they look to snap a two-game losing streak. The Privateers are 7-11 overall, including a 2-3 record in Southland Conference games. In their most recent game, they lost to Northwestern State by a score of 92-67.

So far this season, New Orleans has gone 2-2 when favored. Overall, they have gone 5-8 in non-conference games compared to a 2-2 record at home. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -15.3 points per game, and they have lost six straight games away from home.

As the favorite, New Orleans has struggled against the spread this season, going just 1-3. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-4, including a 1-2 record in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Privateers are 5-5 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for New Orleans sits at 9-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 151.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (150.1) and in their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 158 points.

Compared to their season average of 74.9 points per game, New Orleans struggled in their previous game. Against Northwestern State, the Privateers scored 67 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 39.1%. The top scorer for the Privateers was Tyson Jackson with 16 points, while Jordan Johnson also chipped in with 13 points.

At this time, the Privateers’ defense is positioned 281st in the country, permitting 78.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Northwestern State, the Demons finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 92 points vs. New Orleans.

Can Houston Christian Pull Off a Home Win?

Despite being 2-12 as the underdog this season, Houston Christian will be the underdog again today, as they are getting 2.5 points at home against New Orleans. The Huskies are coming off a 78-77 win over Lamar, and they are 1-2 at home this year.

For the season, Houston Christian is 4-12, and they have gone 2-3 in Southland Conference action. In their 16 games, they have gone 2-9 in non-conference action and 1-10 on the road.

As the underdog, Houston Christian has gone 9-5 against the spread this season and has an ATS mark of 3-0 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Huskies have a 6-4 ATS record.

This season, the over/under record for Houston Christian’s games is 5-9, and today’s line of 157.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (155.8). So far, 10 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points, and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

The Houston Christian offense is coming off a game in which they scored 78 points vs. Lamar. Overall their field goal percentage was 49.2% while connecting on 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Marcus Greene, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 14.1, while Jay Alvarez also maintains a PPG average of 16.8 leading up to the game.

Currently, the Huskies’ defense holds the 310th rank in the nation, allowing 81.6 points per game. Against Lamar, the Huskies’ defense gave up 77 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Lamar only made 10 free-throws.