New Orleans Privateers (1-1) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (2-0)
November 16, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -24.5 / New Orleans Privateers +24.5; Over/Under: -144.5
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The New Orleans Privateers and the Northwestern Wildcats meet in college basketball action from Welsh-Ryan Arena on Tuesday night.
The New Orleans Privateers will be looking to build on a 79-41 win over subdivision Spring Hill in their last game. Derek St. Hilaire leads the Privateers in scoring with 19 PPG along with 2.5 APG as the lone double-digit scorer for New Orleans through two games while De’Sean Allen-Elkens and Simeon Kirkland each have 7 PPG as well this season. Tyson Jackson also has a team-high 6.5 RPG for the Privateers this season. As a team, New Orleans is averaging 70 PPG on 44.1% shooting from the field, 25% from three and 69% from the foul line while allowing 61.5 PPG on 41.3% shooting from the field and 20.9% from three this season.
The Northwestern Wildcats will try to add to a 95-60 win over High Point in their last matchup. Boo Buie leads the Wildcats in scoring and assists with 18 PPG and 6.5 APG while Pete Nance has 17.5 PPG with a tea-high 7.5 RPG as well this season. Ryan Young has 13.5 PPG and Ty Berry has 10 PPG to make up the scoring in double figures for the Wildcats through their first two games of the season. As a team, Northwestern is averaging 87.5 PPG on 50% shooting from the field, 38.1% from three and 73.3% from the foul line while allowing 58 PPG on 36.4% shooting from the field and 27.7% from three this season.
New Orleans is 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Tuesday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win. Northwestern is 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games following a win of more than 20 points and 7-21 ATS in their last 28 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall.
I’m not overly high on Northwestern if I’m being honest, but historically, New Orleans has been a bit of a whipping boy for the bigger schools, and Northwestern will likely relish in the opportunity to lay a beating on another team. I think the Privateers are just up against it here, so I’ll lay the points with Northwestern in this one.