New Orleans vs Northwestern State: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – March 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 3, 2021 - Last Updated on March 6, 2021

Southland opponents square off when the New Orleans Privateers (7-14) host the Northwestern State Demons (9-16) at Lakefront Arena, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The Demons are 4.5-point underdogs in the game, the second matchup between the teams this season. The point total is set at 153.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 3, 2021, 2:15 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Demons (+4.5)

The model line and the DraftKings line are within 0.1 points of each other.

Pick OU:
Under (153.5)

In this matchup, the model projects a total (152.1 points) marginally lower than the DraftKings over/under (153.5 points).

Prediction: New Orleans 78, Northwestern State 74

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Privateers’ average implied point total this season is 1.6 fewer points than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (77.4 implied points on average compared to 79 implied points in this game).
  • New Orleans has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (79) eight times.
  • The 82-point average implied total on the season for the Demons is seven more points than the team’s 75-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Northwestern State is aiming to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (75) for the 10th time this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

New Orleans and Northwestern State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 4.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Privateers 8-8-1 3-0 10-7
Demons 11-11-1 1-3 10-13

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

New Orleans

Northwestern State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
3/1/2021 Incarnate Word Win 88-72 3/1/2021 Nicholls State Loss 87-71
2/27/2021 Nicholls State Loss 105-101 2/27/2021 SE Louisiana Win 79-61
2/24/2021 Texas A&M-CC Win 69-61 2/24/2021 SFA Loss 83-57
2/22/2021 Central Arkansas Win 88-63 2/22/2021 Houston Baptist Win 86-80
2/15/2021 SFA Loss 89-79 2/13/2021 McNeese Win 69-66

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