Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Privateers and Demons. The game is starting at 7:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Demons at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, LA. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Southland conference game currently have Northwestern State as the -2.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 154.5 points.

NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS VS NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northwestern State Demons -2.5

This game will be played at Prather Coliseum at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 12th.

WHY BET THE NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Demons.
  • Not only will Northwestern State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does New Orleans Have A Chance at Prather Coliseum?

After losing their last game to Texas A&M-Commerce by a score of 89-83, New Orleans is 8-16 overall and 3-8 in Southland games. The Privateers are 1-13 on the road this season, with an average scoring margin of -16.4 points per game.

New Orleans has been the underdog in 13 of their 24 games, and they have gone 1-12 in those contests. So far, the Privateers have gone 3-4 when they were favored.

As the underdog, New Orleans has gone just 6-7 vs. the spread this season and they have an overall ATS record of 8-12. On the road, the Privateers are 6-8 vs. the spread this year and they have gone just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last 5 road games. In their last 10 games as the underdog, New Orleans has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is slightly higher than the average over/under line in New Orleans’ games this season (152.1). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 158 points scored.

In their latest game, New Orleans offense put up 83 points against Texas A&M-Commerce. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.2% and made 5 threes. Offensively, the Privateers have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 317th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 316th in percentage and 329th in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Privateers’ defense is positioned 322nd in the country, permitting 80.0 points per game. In today’s game vs. Northwestern State, the New Orleans defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, New Orleans made 16 free-throws vs. the Privateers.

Do the Demons Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Northwestern State will look to snap a two-game losing streak and improve their 3-6 record at home when they take on New Orleans as 2.5-point favorites. So far, the Demons have gone 2-0 when favored, compared to 2-18 as underdogs.

Overall, Northwestern State is 6-18 this season, including a 4-7 record in Southland Conference play. They have gone just 2-11 in non-conference games and are coming off a 69-59 loss to Southeastern Louisiana.

Northwestern State’s ATS record this season is currently 10-12. At home, they have gone 4-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Demons have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Northwestern State is 13-9 and today’s line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (146.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 131 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 4-6.

Compared to their season average of 69.8 points per game, Northwestern State struggled in their previous game. Against Southeastern Louisiana, the Demons scored 59 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 34.9%. Cliff Davis led the team in scoring, putting up 17 points. Additionally, Chris Mubiru contributed 9 points for the Demons.

Looking at the Northwestern State defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 77.6 points per game (292nd). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Northwestern State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.9% this season.