Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Privateers and Lions. The game is starting at 6:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Lions at The Legacy Center in Lake Charles, LA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 145.5 points, and Southeastern Louisiana is favored by -6.5 vs. New Orleans in a Southland conference matchup.


The Pick: New Orleans Privateers +6.5

This game will be played at The Legacy Center at 6:00 ET on Sunday, March 10th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Lions.
  • Even though we have Southeastern Louisiana winning straight-up, we like New Orleans at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can New Orleans Stun the Crowd at The Legacy Center?

Through 31 games, New Orleans has a record of 9-22. They have lost two games in a row and are 4-14 in Southland Conference action. On the road, the Privateers are 2-16, and their average scoring margin is -14.2 points per game.

As the underdog, New Orleans has gone 2-18 this season. In their last game, they lost to McNeese State by a score of 81-57. Over their last 10 games away from home, the Privateers have gone 1-9.

As the underdog, New Orleans has gone 8-12 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-10. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Privateers have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for New Orleans this season is 17-10 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (152.8). Over their last three games, the OU record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 146 points.

In their recent matchup, the New Orleans offense ended with 57 points against McNeese State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34% and made 5 threes. Jordan Johnson was the leading scorer for the Privateers, putting up 21 points. In addition, Carlos Hart contributed 10 points.

Facing Southeastern Louisiana, New Orleans aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 80.2 points allowed per game (325th). New Orleans’ three-point defense is currently 53rd in the country at 6.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.6% of their shots vs. New Orleans.

Will the Lions Come Through as Home Favorites?

With a 6-4 record at home this season, Southeastern Louisiana will look to improve upon their 15-16 overall record in their matchup against New Orleans. So far, the Lions have been favored in 14 of their 31 games, going 9-5 in those matchups.

Coming off an 80-54 loss to Nicholls, Southeastern Louisiana’s record over their last 10 games is 6-4. For the year, they have gone 10-7 in Southland Conference matchups.

As the favorite, Southeastern Louisiana has gone 6-8 vs. the spread this season and they are 4-6 ATS at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Lions are 6-4 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Southeastern Louisiana games is 11-16. The average over/under line in their games this season is 141.1 and their games have had an average of 137.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games this season, but 19 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 137 points.

The Southeastern Louisiana offense is coming off a game where they scored 54 points against Nicholls. They posted a field goal percentage of 35.3% and connected on 6 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Nick Caldwell who comes into today’s matchup averaging 15.5. Roger McFarlane also heads into the game with a PPG average of 14.7.

Currently, the Lions’ defense holds the 131st rank in the nation, allowing 70.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. New Orleans. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.3%.