New Orleans vs. UTRGV - 3/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UTRGV Vaqueros (15-17) at New Orleans Privateers (15-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Lakefront Arena)
The Line: New Orleans Privateers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rio Grand Valley Vaqueros butt heads with the New Orleans Privateers in Wednesday CBI college basketball action.
The Texas Rio Grand Valley Vaqueros struggled to close the year with losses in four of five to close the regular season before a 77-60 defeat to Seattle in the WAC postseason. Texas Rio Grand fell behind by 14 point at the half and never recovered with just 29.8% shooting to lean on which made the Redhawks 43.6% marksmanship a winning effort.
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Nick Dixon was the lone offensive threat for the Vaqueros as he poured in a contest high 24 points and three steals on 6-17 including 11-12 at the charity stripe while Lew Stallworth chipped in with eight point.
The New Orleans Privateers regular season ended with an 85-63 loss to the Sam Houston State Bearkats. Sam Houston State won the shooting battle 47.5%-42.9% and totaled 17 more looks at the basket.
Ezekiel Charles was the top Texas Rio Grand Valley offensive threat with 12 points on 4-7. Makur Puou gave the Vaqueros eleven points and seven rebounds on 2-4 and 7-7 at the foul line while Troy Green chipped in with eight points and three yanks.
Texas Rio Grand Valley are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 road games and Texas Rio Grand Valley are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and Texas Rio Grand Valley are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. New Orleans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Athletic and under is 18-7-1 in New Orleans last 26 home games and over is 16-7 in New Orleans last 23 Wednesday games.
This isn’t a made for TV game and we could easily make an argument for either side. I’ll back the Privateers certainly for a small stake at most….