New Orleans Privateers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Betting Prediction
In the Privateers’ last contest, they blew out the Spring Hill Badgers, 95-66. The Privateers had a much better free throw rate (0.318 vs. 0.140) and had a much better turnover percentage (18.4 vs. 31.8). With 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting, Ezekiel Charles was the top scorer from either team.
Northwestern failed to reach the tournament following a 15-17 regular season last season.
It could be an error-filled game for the Northwestern offense. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Northwestern ranks 133rd in the country in ball protection (turnover percentage of 17.8 percent), while the disruptive defense of New Orleans forced the ninth-most turnovers in the NCAA (23.0 percent). Moreover, the Privateers were among the NCAA’s best at getting to the line, ranking 30th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.284). The Wildcats, meanhwile, rank 267th at keeping opponents off the charity stripe with an opponents’ FTA rate of 0.265.
New Orleans Privateers at Northwestern Wildcats Pick
Free Prediction: SU Winner – New Orleans, ATS Winner – New Orleans, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2017-Present):
Northwestern ranks 53rd in blocks per game (4.3) while New Orleans ranks 158th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
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