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Houston Christian vs New Orleans Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds

Huskies vs Privateers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Houston Christian Huskies at New Orleans Privateers
  • Where: New Orleans at Lakefront Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 7th
  • Betting Odds: Houston Christian +5.5, HOUBAP +190 | NO -240 O/U 160.0

Huskies Preview:

The Houston Christian Huskies head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 4-11. On the road, the Huskies will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 0-7. So far, the Huskies have been the underdog 12 times, going 1-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.

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Houston Christian will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Brycen Long who is averaging 15.0 points per game for the Huskies. Long is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Huskies’ offensive game plan is the play of Bonke Maring who has hit 61.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.6 points per game.

Houston Christian comes into today’s matchup vs New Orleans, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.5 points per game. Through 15 games, they have hit 44.6% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Huskies have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 250th in possessions per game.

Privateers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Houston Christian, the New Orleans Privateers will be taking the floor for the 14th time this season and have an overall record of 4-9. Currently, the Privateers have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. The Privateers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, New Orleans has been favored to win in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 2-1.

New Orleans will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Johnson who is averaging 16.33 points per game for the Privateers. Johnson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Privateers’ offensive game plan is the play of Khaleb Wilson-Rouse who has hit 39.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.0 points per game.

New Orleans comes into today’s matchup vs Houston Christian, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.3 points per game. Through 13 games, they have hit 47.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Privateers have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 186th in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: New Orleans Privateers -5.5

Leading into this matchup, the New Orleans Privateers are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -5.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Privateers’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, New Orleans has a field goal percentage of 47.1, good for 56th in college basketball. Although New Orleans hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 2-8, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -5.5.

 


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