New Orleans Vs Mount Saints Mary’s Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info
If you’re looking to get your 2017 March Madness national championship tournament betting campaign started off on the right foot and you’re looking for value in the quartet of First Four play in games, then look no further.
There’s value all around when the New Orleans Privateers and Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers throw down in their First Four game on Tuesday. Now, let’s find out which team is offering the most NCAA basketball betting lines value in this under the radar pairing.
A Closer Look At The Privateers Vs Mountaineers Spread, Betting Pick & TV Info
The Privateers and Mountaineers will square off live from the University of Dayton in Ohio at 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday, March 14 wih this contest airing live on TruTV. New Orleans has been installed as a 2-point favorite over Mount St. Mary’s.
When: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:40 PM ET
Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Live Stream: NCAA Live
NCAAB Odds: New Orleans -2
Why Bet The New Orleans Privateers at -2
The Privateers (20-11 SU, 2-1 ATS) not only won the Southland Conference regular-season and tournament title this season, but they also recorded their first 20-win campaign since 1996-97 and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 years.
New Orleans Privateers puts up 73.1 points per game (181st) while giving up 69.3 points per game defensively (102nd). The Privateers are led by Southland Conference Player of the Year Erik Thomas (19.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg). The 6-5 senior forward is a perfect model for consistency, having scored in double figures in every game this season while earning conference tournament MVP honors. Christavious Gill (11.6 points) and Nate Frye (10.3) also average double figures in scoring for New Orleans.
Why Bet The Mount Saint Mary’s Mountaineers at +2
Mount Saint Mary’s (19-15 SU, 3-3 ATS) has won four consecutive games and seven of their last nine games overall including their 71-61 Northeast Conference title-game win over St. Francis (Pa.). The Mountaineers average modest 68.3 points per game (288th) and allow 68.6 points per contest defensively (85th). Mount Saint Mary’s is led by their diminutive backcourt featuring 6-foot leading scorer Elijah Long (15.4 ppg) and 5-foot-5-inch Junior Robinson (14.1 ppg).
Long has recorded multiple steals in five straight games and won the NEC tournament MVP after averaging 21.7 points during Mount St. Mary’s three-game title run. The only other player to average double figures for Mount Saints Mary’s is 6-5 freshman guard Miles Wilson (11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds).
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
There’s a reason why New Orleans is favored to win this matchup and it’s because Mount Saint Mary’s struggles to score the ball and actually gives up more points per game defensively than they average. New Orleans has gone a near-perfect 5-1 ATS mark in their last six neutral site games and the Privateers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
While Mount Saints Mary’s has gone 5-2 ATS in their last 7 game against a team with a winning percentage above .600, the Mountaineers are also an uninspiring 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. 59 percent of the betting public likes Mount Saint Mary’s to cover the spread and I say you should join them since I have the Mountaineers winning by a half-dozen points to cover the spread.
My final score prediction is Mount St. Mary’s 75, New Orleans 69