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Northwestern State vs New Orleans Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Demons vs Privateers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Northwestern State Demons at New Orleans Privateers
- Where: New Orleans at Lakefront Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Northwestern State -4, NWST -186 | NO +150 O/U 148.5
Through 19 games, the Northwestern State Demons have an overall record of 11-8. On the road, the Demons will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 4-6. This season, Northwestern State has been favored to win in 6 games, sitting with a mark of 4-2. For today’s contest, Northwestern State has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.
Northwestern State’s leading scorer this season is Demarcus Sharp, who is averaging 15.84 points per contest. So far, Sharp has accounted for 21.99% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.32 rebounds per game and 4.42 assists. Ja’Monta Black is the second leading scorer for the Demons, averaging 15.72 points per game. Between him and Black, they are accounting for 42.7% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Northwestern State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 34.3% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 33.85% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Northwestern State, the New Orleans Privateers will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 6-11. Currently, the Privateers have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 5-4. So far, the Privateers have been the underdog 9 times, going 0-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.
New Orleans will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jordan Johnson who is averaging 16.12 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 Tyson Jackson who has hit 62.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.06 points per game.
New Orleans comes into today’s matchup vs Northwestern State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.3 points per game. Through 17 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 +4
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Northwestern State Demons are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -4. However, we anticipate New Orleans putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Demons as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Privateers to cover.