Sam Houston State vs. New Orleans - 3/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Sam Houston State Bearkats (18-13) vs. New Orleans Privateers (15-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Leonard E. Merrell Center)
The Line: Sam Houston State Bearkats +4.5 -- Over/Under: 129 See the Latest Odds
Thursday college basketball action brings us to the Southland where the New Orleans Privateers face the Sam Houston State Bearkats in the quarterfinals.
The New Orleans Privateers picked up an 83-76 victory versus Texas A&M CC to advance to the conference quarterfinals. New Orleans took a 14 point lead in to the locker room and fended off a late Islanders rally behind 57.1% marksmanship.
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Damion Rosser topped the Privateers attack with 17 points and seven boards on 6-9 followed by Ezekiel Charles with 15 points and seven rebounds on 5-8. Scott Plaisance gave New Orleans ten points on 5-8 while Lamont Berzat and Dionta Champion combined for 17 points.
The Sam Houston State Bearkats finished 4th in the Southland and received a bye to the quarterfinals. Sam Houston State didn’t possess a big offense as they outscored opponents 70.4-67.6 so controlling the scoreboard is key to this team’s success.
Christopher Galbreath Jr. carried the Bearkats more often then not with 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds on 49.2% with Marcus Harris and John Dewey III tossing in around ten points apiece. The bottom line for SHSU is the offense was score by committee after Galbreath Jr..
Sam Houston State is always a team that has top four talent but think New Orleans can present some quality competition. No line has been released so please check back.