New Orleans Privateers at Houston Baptist Huskies Betting Prediction 01/15/20

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Expect a fast-paced game when the New Orleans Privateers (5-11, 1-5 SthLnd) travel to Houston Baptist to play the Huskies (1-12, 1-3 SthLnd). Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

New Orleans Privateers vs. Houston Baptist Huskies ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Huskies fell to the Lamar Cardinals, 102-92, while the Privateers lost a tough one against the UIW Cardinals, 73-70.

New Orleans held UIW to an effective field goal percentage of 0.425 (below the 0.534 mark opponents have averaged against New Orleans this season) while Houston Baptist had an offensive rebounding percentage of 45.9 (above their season average of 29.1). Ian DuBose put together a good outing for Houston Baptist with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Gerrale Gates played well for New Orleans, contributing 13 points and 13 rebounds.

The Privateers won the lone game between these two teams last year, 81-76. New Orleans had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.515 vs. 0.397). Houston Baptist, on the other hand, did a great job of converting from the free throw line (18-20; 90.0 percent). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

There should be plenty of transition action in this contest that showcases a pair of the NCAA’s more up-tempo teams. Houston Baptist currently ranks second in possessions per game (79.2) and New Orleans is 40th (73.4). Additionally, the Privateers rank 21st in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.289), while the Huskies rank 337th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.316).

New Orleans Privateers vs. Houston Baptist Huskies Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – New Orleans, ATS Winner – New Orleans, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • New Orleans ranks 43rd in assists per game (15.4) while Houston Baptist ranks 250th in assists allowed per game (21.6).
  • The Privateers rank 38th in steals per game (8.3) while the Huskies rank 190th in steals allowed per game (8.7).
  • The Huskies rank 124th in three pointers attempted per game (22.8) while the Privateers rank 289th (15.8).
  • New Orleans ranks 102nd in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while Houston Baptist ranks 263rd (40.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Privateers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 12.6, up from 0.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 87.6 points per game (7.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 103.6 points per game (1.5 above their season average).