Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Privateers and Cardinals. The game is starting at 6:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Cardinals at McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 160 points, and Incarnate Word is favored by -3.5 vs. New Orleans in a Southland conference matchup.


The Pick: Incarnate Word Cardinals -3.5

This game will be played at McDermott Convocation Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Incarnate Word pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 160 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will New Orleans Come Through as Road Underdogs?

After losing their fifth straight game, New Orleans will look to turn things around against Incarnate Word. The Privateers have struggled mightily on the road this season, going just 1-15, and they have lost 12 straight games away from home. Over their last 10 road games, New Orleans has gone 0-10.

So far this season, the Privateers have gone 8-20, including a 3-12 record in Southland Conference play. As the underdog, New Orleans is just 1-16, and they have been the underdog in 17 of their 28 games. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -15.6 points per game.

As the underdog, New Orleans has gone 6-11 against the spread this season and they have an overall ATS mark of 8-16. On the road, the Privateers are just 6-10 vs. the spread and they have gone 0-3 ATS in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, New Orleans has an ATS record of just 2-8.

So far this season, New Orleans’ over/under record is 16-8. The average over/under line in their games (152.3) is lower than the average points scored in their games (154.5). This year, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 160. In their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1.

Compared to their season average of 74.6 points per game, New Orleans struggled in their previous game. Against Southeastern Louisiana, the Privateers scored 67 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.1%. Jordan Johnson led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Tyson Jackson contributed 17 points for the Privateers.

So far, the Privateers’ defense is ranked 326th in the country at 80.4 points per contest. The New Orleans defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 77 points and allowed Southeastern Louisiana to connect on 9 threes.

Will Incarnate Word Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Incarnate Word has struggled this season, coming into tonight’s game with a record of 8-20. They have lost three games in a row and are just 3-11 in Southland Conference action.

For the season, the Cardinals have gone 3-5 at home, and they are 1-3 when favored. On the year, they have been favored in just four of their 28 games.

Incarnate Word’s ATS record this season is 10-14-1, including a mark of 4-4 at home. However, the Cardinals have struggled vs. the spread as the favorite, going 0-4 this year and 2-8 in their last 10 games when favored.

Incarnate Word’s over/under record this season is 14-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 148.1. So far, 18 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line of 160. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 160 points.

Incarnate Word’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Nicholls, finishing the game with a total of 82 points. Their season average is now 73.3 points per game. On the offensive front, the Cardinals have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 287th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 233rd in terms of percentage and 156th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Cardinals’ defense is nationally ranked 310th, allowing 78.8 points per game. Incarnate Word’s three-point defense is currently 152nd in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.8% of their shots vs. Incarnate Word.