New Orleans Privateers vs Houston Baptist Huskies Preview
Houston Baptist Huskies vs New Orleans Privateers Odds
UNO Lakefront Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host New Orleans Privateers and the visiting Houston Baptist Huskies in college hoops action on Saturday.
This season, the Privateers are 7-13 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Huskies are 8-14 and 0-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, New Orleans boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Houston Baptist is 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Privateers, most recently No. 302 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 267 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-63 victory for the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 118 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Huskies defense that sits as the No. 219 at 68.1 PPG. The Privateers have been averaging 45.1% from the field, more than the Huskies have managed so far this season (41.7% on average).
Defensively, Houston Baptist features the nation's No. 225-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.
Houston Baptist won its last outing, a 66-45 result against UMKC on February 6. Houston Baptist cruised to victory on Wednesday, running UMKC out of the gym and running up a 66-45 score at Sharp Gym.
New Orleans was a 75-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Texas-Pan American. New Orleans got 21 points from Rarlensee Nelson en route to a 75-73 victory over Texas-Pan American on Wednesday at UNO Lakefront Arena.
Houston Baptist at Texas-Pan American, Saturday, February 16
New Orleans home to Cntrl Baptist, Monday, February 18