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Houston Baptist vs New Orleans 12/30/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

New Orleans Privateers (3-8) vs. Houston Baptist Huskies (3-10)
December 30, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Baptist Huskies PK / New Orleans Privateers PK; Over/Under: +162.5
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The New Orleans Privateers and the Houston Christian Huskies meet in college basketball action from the Sharp Gymnasium on Friday night.

The New Orleans Privateers will look to bounce back from a 74-53 loss to Purdue in their last game. Jordan Johnson leads the Privateers in scoring and assists with 15.1 PPG and 3.7 APG while Khaleb Wilson-Rouse has 11.3 PPG with 4.2 RPG and Tyson Jackson has 10.4 PPG with a team-high 4.5 RPG to lead the Privateers in the rebounding department up to this point in the season and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for the Privateers so far this season. As a team, New Orleans is averaging 66.2 PPG on 42.3% shooting from the field, 35.6% from three and 71% from the foul line this season.

The Houston Christian Huskies will try to snap a three-game losing skid after a 111-67 loss to Texas Tech last time out. Brycen Long leads the Huskies in scoring with 15.2 PPG along with 2.4 APG while Bonke Maring has 14.5 PPG with 6 RPG and Maks Klanjscek has 10.9 PPG and 2.6 APG this season. As a team, Houston Christian is averaging 79.2 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field, 36.9% from three and 65.9% from the foul line this season.

New Orleans is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games following a loss while the under is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games following a loss by 20+ points. Houston Christian is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.

I get the case to be made for either side here, but I’m backing Houston Christian. New Orleans has had some serious issues covering numbers and winning games on the road this season while Houston Christian’s three wins have all come on home soil this season. I’m not rushing to the window to bet this game, but I’d side with Houston Christian here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Houston Christian PK

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