New Orleans Privateers vs. UIW Cardinals Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The UIW Cardinals (3-11, 0-3 SthLnd) welcome the New Orleans Privateers (5-10, 1-4 SthLnd) to Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center. The Privateers look to end a seven-game road losing streak. Action gets underway at 5:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

New Orleans Privateers at UIW Cardinals ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Cardinals lost to the Northwestern State Demons, 72-66, while the Privateers were victorious over the Central Arkansas Bears, 86-78.

New Orleans dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.462 (above their season average of 0.273) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.596 (above their season average of 0.502). Central Arkansas recorded marks of 0.333 and 0.483, respectively, for those same stats. UIW, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 10.3 (better than their season average of 18.9). Marcus Larsson played well for UIW with 14 points and nine rebounds. Meanwhile, New Orleans received a boost from Troy Green, who put up 12 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

The Privateers dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the most recent matchup, New Orleans won 89-72. New Orleans’ rebounding was their biggest strength. The Privateers had 10 offensive rebounds and 38 total rebounds, while the Cardinals had five and 28, respectively. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It might be a sloppy game for the UIW offense. UIW ranks 266th in the nation in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.8 percent), while the disruptive defense of New Orleans forces the 32nd-most turnovers in the nation (23.9 percent).

New Orleans Privateers at UIW Cardinals ATS Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – New Orleans, ATS Winner – New Orleans, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • New Orleans ranks 48th in assists per game (15.3) while UIW ranks 190th in assists allowed per game (14.5).
  • The Cardinals rank 216th in three pointers attempted per game (18.9) while the Privateers rank 269th (15.6).
  • The Privateers rank 98th in rebounds allowed per game (34.0) while the Cardinals rank 237th (39.4).
  • New Orleans ranks 34th in steals per game (8.6) while UIW ranks 96th (7.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Privateers have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (5.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 84.6 points per game (8.2 above their season average).
  • The Cardinals’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 4.0, down from 7.0 for the season.