Who's Playing

New Orleans @ Lamar

Current Records: New Orleans 9-18; Lamar 9-20

What to Know

The New Orleans Privateers are 6-1 against the Lamar Cardinals since January of 2016, and they'll have a chance to extend that success Saturday. The Privateers and Lamar will face off in a Southland battle at 7 p.m. ET at Montagne Center. New Orleans should still be riding high after a victory, while Lamar will be looking to get back in the win column.

The Nicholls State Colonels typically have all the answers at home, but on Thursday New Orleans proved too difficult a challenge. New Orleans snuck past the Colonels with an 88-82 win.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals suffered a grim 83-60 defeat to the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on Thursday.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Privateers are expected to win a tight contest. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a four-game streak of ATS wins.

New Orleans is now 9-18 while Lamar sits at 9-20. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: New Orleans is stumbling into the contest with the 356th most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 79.9 on average. Lamars have had an even harder time: they are 43rd worst in college basketball in points allowed per game, with 74.6 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Montagne Center -- Beaumont, Texas
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Privateers are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Privateers as a 2-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

New Orleans have won six out of their last seven games against Lamar.

  • Jan 05, 2023 - New Orleans 81 vs. Lamar 55
  • Jan 02, 2020 - Lamar 74 vs. New Orleans 67
  • Mar 14, 2019 - New Orleans 76 vs. Lamar 72
  • Jan 09, 2019 - New Orleans 78 vs. Lamar 71
  • Jan 03, 2018 - New Orleans 72 vs. Lamar 62
  • Jan 05, 2017 - New Orleans 66 vs. Lamar 62
  • Jan 04, 2016 - New Orleans 68 vs. Lamar 64