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New Orleans vs Incarnate Word Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 12th Betting Odds
Privateers vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: New Orleans Privateers at Incarnate Word Cardinals
- Where: San Antonio at McDermott Convocation Center
- Date: Thursday, January 12th
- Betting Odds: New Orleans -1, NO -118 | INCAR -104 O/U 145.0
New Orleans will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 5-9. On the road, the Privateers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 0-6. So far, the Privateers have been favored 4 times, going 3-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have New Orleans as -1 point favorites.
New Orleans will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Johnson who is averaging 16.38 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 38.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.5 points per game.
New Orleans comes into today’s matchup vs Incarnate Word, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.3 points per game. Through 14 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.
Incarnate Word will take the floor against the Privateers with an overall record of 6-10. So far this season, Incarnate Word has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-2. For the season, Incarnate Word has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cardinals being +1 point underdogs.
Incarnate Word will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jonathan Cisse who is averaging 13.4 points per game for the Cardinals. Cisse 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 Cardinals’ offensive game plan is the play of Trey Miller who has hit 43.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.56 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Incarnate Word this season, as they are currently ranked 327th in college basketball at 67.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 181st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: New Orleans Privateers -1
Heading into tip-off for this matchup between the Incarnate Word Cardinals and New Orleans Privateers, our analysis shows that New Orleans will look to make up for their disadvantage from beyond the arc, by pounding the ball inside. For the season, the New Orleans’ offense is doing an excellent job at generating opportunities from the charity stripe. Look for this trend to continue, in what should be a strong offensive effort for New Orleans. In today’s game, we feel good laying the points with the Privateers.