New Orleans @ NW State
Current Records: New Orleans 16-10; NW State 8-21
What to Know
Get ready for a Southland battle as the New Orleans Privateers and the NW State Demons will face off at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at Prather Coliseum. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'
New Orleans was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap on Thursday as they fell 84-79 to the Southeastern Louisiana Lions.
Meanwhile, the game between NW State and the Nicholls State Colonels on Thursday was not a total blowout, but with the Demons falling 80-62 at home, it was darn close to turning into one.
Barring any buzzer beaters, New Orleans is expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (9-4-1), so they might be worth a quick bet.
New Orleans is now 16-10 while NW State sits at 8-21. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: The Privateers enter the matchup with a 47.50% field goal percentage, good for 30th best in college basketball. Less enviably, the Demons have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.30% from the floor on average, which is the 25th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Prather Coliseum -- Natchitoches, Louisiana
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $21.00
The Privateers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Demons, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 1.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
New Orleans have won nine out of their last 14 games against NW State.
- Jan 22, 2022 - New Orleans 85 vs. NW State 77
- Jan 08, 2022 - New Orleans 80 vs. NW State 79
- Mar 11, 2021 - NW State 82 vs. New Orleans 79
- Mar 03, 2021 - New Orleans 92 vs. NW State 83
- Jan 27, 2021 - NW State 81 vs. New Orleans 73
- Mar 04, 2020 - NW State 95 vs. New Orleans 73
- Jan 29, 2020 - NW State 82 vs. New Orleans 74
- Feb 06, 2019 - New Orleans 81 vs. NW State 73
- Jan 30, 2019 - New Orleans 72 vs. NW State 64
- Jan 31, 2018 - New Orleans 82 vs. NW State 64
- Jan 24, 2018 - New Orleans 73 vs. NW State 67
- Feb 25, 2017 - NW State 83 vs. New Orleans 82
- Mar 05, 2016 - New Orleans 97 vs. NW State 86
- Feb 20, 2016 - New Orleans 102 vs. NW State 99