Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Demons versus the Privateers? Tip off is at at 5:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 155 points, and the Privateers are favored to win at home against the Demons.

NORTHWESTERN STATE DEMONS VS NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: New Orleans Privateers -7

This game will be played at Lakefront Arena at 5:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE NEW ORLEANS PRIVATEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Privateers.
  • Not only will New Orleans pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will Northwestern State Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?

Northwestern State has been one of the worst teams in the country this season, as they are just 4-13 overall. They have been even worse on the road, going 0-9 compared to 2-4 at home.

Despite their struggles, the Demons have won two straight games, including a 69-64 win over Houston Christian in their last game. They are 2-2 in Southland Conference play compared to 2-11 in non-conference games.

Northwestern State has an overall ATS record of 8-7 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-4, and over their last three road games, they are 0-3 vs. the spread. As the underdog, their ATS record is 7-7 this year, and vs. the spread as the underdog in their last three games, they are 2-1.

Over their last three games, the over/under record for Northwestern State is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points. For the season, their over/under record is 10-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 148.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 155 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (148.5) and there have been three games with a higher over/under line than today’s line. So far, 10 of their games this year have finished with more points than today’s line of 155.

The Demons’ offense wrapped up their last game with 69 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 70.2 points per contest. Cliff Davis is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.2 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Braelon Bush brings a PPG average of 10.1 into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Northwestern State is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 79.8 points per game (300th). In today’s game, the Northwestern State defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 5 three-pointers while giving up 64 points.

Will the Privateers Find a Way to Win at Home?

After losing their last game to Nicholls, New Orleans will look to bounce back and improve their overall record to 8-10. So far, the Privateers have gone 2-1 at home, and they are 7-3 in their last 10 games at home.

On the other hand, New Orleans has struggled on the road, going just 1-9 so far. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -15.3 points per game, and they have lost their last six road games.

As the favorite, New Orleans has gone 1-2 vs. the spread this season and 6-4 over their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Privateers’ ATS record is 1-2 this year and 3-3 over their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 155 is higher than the average over/under line in New Orleans’ games this year (149.7). So far, their over/under record is 8-5. Over their last three games, their games have finished with an average of 163 points compared to their season average of 150.9 points per game.

In their latest game, New Orleans offense put up 75 points against Nicholls. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Privateers was Tyson Jackson with 18 points, while Mason Jones also added 15 to the scoreboard.

Currently, the Privateers’ defense holds the 269th rank in the nation, allowing 77.2 points per game. New Orleans’ defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Nicholls offense to knock down 52% of their shots on their way to putting up 78 points.