Betting on today’s Privateers and Cardinals game? Catch the action at Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX, as the Cardinals hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. This Southland conference matchup has an over/under of 159.5 points, and Lamar is favored to win by -9 at home vs. New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS VS LAMAR CARDINALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Orleans Privateers +9

This game will be played at Montagne Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, January 29th.

WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Even though we have Lamar winning straight-up, we like New Orleans at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 159.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Is a Win at Beaumont Possible for the Privateers?

Today, the New Orleans Privateers will be on the road as a +9 underdog against the Lamar Cardinals. Through 20 games this season, the Privateers have gone 7-13, including a 2-5 record in Southland Conference action.

Over the team’s last four games, they have gone 0-4, and they are currently on an eight-game losing streak on the road. For the season, New Orleans has gone 1-11 on the road, with an average scoring margin of -16.5 points per game.

As the underdog this season, New Orleans has an ATS record of 6-5, which includes going 2-1 vs. the spread in their last three games as the underdog. On the road, the Privateers have an ATS mark of 6-6 this year and are 1-4 vs. the spread when favored.

So far this season, the over/under record for New Orleans games is 11-5 and today’s line of 159.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (151). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 164 points and the OU record for their last three games is 3-0.

Against McNeese State, the New Orleans had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 74.7 points per game. They scored 65 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40.3% in the game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jordan Johnson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 21.9. Khaleb Wilson-Rouse also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.1.

Looking at the New Orleans defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 79.7 points per game (295th). In their most recent game, the New Orleans defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as McNeese State knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 102 points.

Can Lamar Live Up to the Hype at Home?

The Lamar Cardinals come into this game with a record of 11-9, including a 5-2 mark in Southland Conference play. They have won two straight games and have gone 8-1 at home this season. Over their last ten home games, the Cardinals have gone 9-1.

For the year, Lamar has been favored in eight games and has gone 7-1 in those contests. At home, they have an average scoring margin of +11.9 points per game.

As the favorite, Lamar has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 6-2. In their 9 home games this year, the Cardinals have an ATS mark of 8-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Lamar is 7-3 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record in Lamar games is 12-6. Today’s over/under line of 159.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games of 149.4. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 144 points.

Against Southeastern Louisiana, the Lamar had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.5 points per game. They scored 74 points and posted a field goal percentage of 49.1% in the game. The Lamar offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.6 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 36% of their looks from outside this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Lamar defense is giving up an average of 75.7 points per contest. So far, the Lamar defense is giving up an average of 9.6 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.8 times per game (642nd).