The New Orleans Privateers and LSU Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The New Orleans Privateers look to get a game above a .500 record. The LSU Tigers look to remain undefeated.
The New Orleans Privateers are averaging 59 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 54 percent shooting. Jordan Johnson is averaging 14.5 points and 1.5 rebounds, while Tyson Jackson is averaging 10 points and 1 rebound. Khaleb Wilson-Rouse is dishing 3 assists and Omarion Henry is grabbing 3 rebounds. The New Orleans Privateers are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 58.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Privateers are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25.5 rebounds per game.
The LSU Tigers are averaging 67.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 57.5 points on 35.7 percent shooting. Adam Miller is averaging 22 points and 3 rebounds, while KJ Williams is averaging 14 points and 9 rebounds. Justice Hill is the third double-digit scorer and Trae Hannibal is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 18 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game.
The Privateers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 56-27-3 in Privateers last 86 overall. The over is 8-3 in Tigers last 11 games following a ATS loss.
There's an obvious gap in talent between these clubs, and the LSU Tigers could blow the doors off if they wanted. However, let's not act like LSU is playing great ball through 2 games as the offense has been sluggish, and they've allowed teams to hang around. Also, we know the New Orleans Privateers will be the more motivated side as this is a rare big game on national TV. It's the points or pass for me.