New Orleans Privateers vs. SE Louisiana Lions 3/10/2021 Southland Tournament Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on March 10, 2021

The No. 5 seed New Orleans Privateers (9-14) and the No. 8 seed SE Louisiana Lions (8-17) square off in the Southland Tournament semifinals with a spot in the championship game on the line Wednesday at Leonard E. Merrell Center, beginning at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN+. New Orleans is favored by 3.5 points. Both teams are looking to take another step toward a conference title and an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Betting Information

New Orleans vs SE Louisiana Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
New Orleans -3.5 -110 -110 147.5 -110 -110 -175 145

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Total Facts

  • In 60.9% of their games this year (14 of 23 chances), the Privateers and their opponents have put up more than this matchup’s point total of 147.5 points.
  • SE Louisiana and its opponents have combined to score at least 147.5 points in 40% of their games this year (10 of 25 opportunities).
  • These teams average a combined 144.2 points per game, 3.3 fewer points than the over/under of 147.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 6.8 more points per game (154.3) than this game’s total of 147.5 points.
  • The average over/under the Privateers have had set in games this season is 4.9 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Lions games this season have averaged a total of 146 points, 1.5 less than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Privateers put up just 1.9 fewer points per game (75.7) than the Lions give up (77.6).
  • New Orleans has a 9-0 record against the spread and a 7-3 record overall when putting up more than 77.6 points.
  • In games SE Louisiana allows more than 75.7 points, it is 4-8 against the spread and 2-12 overall.
  • The Lions put up 8.2 fewer points per game (68.5) than the Privateers allow their opponents to score (76.7).
  • SE Louisiana is 5-0 against the spread and 5-2 overall when it scores more than 76.7 points.
  • New Orleans’ record is 7-9-1 against the spread and 4-13 overall when it allows more than 68.5 points.
  • The Privateers have been out-scored by 25 points this season (one point per game on average), and opponents of the Lions have out-scored them by 227 more points on the year (9.1 per game).

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New Orleans Betting Information

  • Against the spread, New Orleans has been strong this season, posting an 11-9-1 record.
  • The Privateers fare well when favored by at least 3.5 points, posting a 5-1 record against the spread.
  • The Privateers and their opponents have gone over the total in 13 of 21 games (61.9%) this season.

SE Louisiana Betting Information

  • SE Louisiana has covered the spread in greater than half of its contests, going 12-11 ATS.
  • When they are at least 3.5-point underdogs, the Lions have a record ATS of 0-1.
  • SE Louisiana and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this season — 11 of 23 (47.8%).

Head to Head

New Orleans vs SE Louisiana (Last 6 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2021 New Orleans -7 150 -315 +248 Regular Season 81-76 NO
1/30/2021 SE Louisiana -1.5 146 -125 +104 Regular Season 79-73 SELOU
3/7/2020 New Orleans -4.5 152 -206 +164 Regular Season 79-69 NO
2/1/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 84-73 NO
3/6/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-67 SELOU
2/20/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 89-68 NO

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New Orleans Leaders

  • The leader in rebounds and assists for the Privateers is Damion Rosser, who pulls down 7.7 boards and distributes 3.2 assists per game to go with a 15.2 PPG scoring average.
  • Troy Green is the Privateers scoring leader, averaging 15.8 points per game. He adds 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest.
  • Derek St. Hilaire hits more threes per game than any of his teammates on the Privateers, knocking down shots from deep at a clip of 2.3 per contest.
  • The New Orleans steals leader is Green, who averages 1.3 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is LaDarius Marshall, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

SE Louisiana Leaders

  • Keon Clergeot is the top scorer for the Lions with 15.6 points per game. He also adds 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game to his scoring output.
  • The Lions’ leader in rebounds is Gus Okafor with 6.6 per matchup, and their leader in assists is Isiah Kirby with 2.2 per game.
  • Okafor is consistent from three-point range and leads the Lions with 1.9 made threes per game.
  • SE Louisiana’s leader in steals is Joe Kasperzyk (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Nick Caldwell (0.6 per game).
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