The Houston Baptist Huskies will travel to Lakefront Arena to take on the New Orleans Privateers this Wednesday night in College Basketball action.
The Houston Baptist Huskies dropped to 9-16 on the season after being defeated by the Texas A&M-CC Islanders, 75-70, this past Saturday. Houston Baptist struggled on the offensive end against Texas A&M-CC and could not fight all the way back after going into halftime trailing by a 41-27 margin. Houston Baptist shot just 37.7% from the field & 23.1% from beyond the arc while allowing Texas A&M-CC to shoot 40.0% from the field & 41.2% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Huskies was Darius Lee who had 14 points, 5 rebound, 3 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, Houston Baptist is averaging 73.3 ppg on 44.3% shooting from the field. The Huskies are averaging 6.8 three-pointers per game on 32.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Houston Baptist has been led by Darius Lee (16.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.4 spg), Brycen Long (10.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.5 spg), Sam Hofman (8.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg), & Jade Tse (7.4 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensviely, Houston Baptist is allowing their opponents to average 74.5 ppg on 46.1% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a rebound margin of 3.6 and a turnover margin of -0.4.
The New Orleans Privateers lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 16-11 on the season after being defeated by the Northwestern State Demons, 87-77, this past Saturday. New Orleans struggled with turnovers against Northwestern State and could not fight back after the Demons took a 62-49 lead with 11:24 left in regulation. New Orleans shot 46.9% from the field & 27.3% from beyond the arc while allowing Northwestern State to shoot 46.2% from the field & 35.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Privateers was Derek St. Hilaire who had 25 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, & 2 steals.
On the season, New Orleans is averaging 77.4 ppg on 47.5% shooting from the field. The Privateers are averaging 4.3 three-pointers per game on 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, New Orleans has been led by Derek St. Hilaire (20.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.8 spg), Troy Green (15.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.8 spg), Simeon Kirkland (8.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.1 apg), & Tyson Jackson (8.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.0 apg).
Defensively, New Orleans is allowing their opponents to average 73.1 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. The Privateers have a rebound margin of -0.9 and a turnover margin of 0.6.
The Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games & 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Privateers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games & 14-9-1 ATS overall on the season.
Houston Baptist have been solid ATS on the road as of late, however, this is still a team that has struggled overall this season, especially on the defense end in which the Huskies come into this game ranked just 301st in scoring defense & 312th in defensive FG%. New Orleans is coming off a bad loss against Northwestern State, however, the Privateers are still one of the better teams in the Southland and between the fact that the Privateers are 11-2 at home and that their offense, which ranks 42nd in scoring offense & 30th in FG%, should have plenty of success putting up points, I’m taking New Orleans to cover this large home spread. Good Luck!