The second round of the 2022 Southland Basketball Tip-Off Tournament kicks off when the Houston Baptist Huskies (4-7) and the New Orleans Privateers (4-8) face off on Friday afternoon at noon ET. Houston Baptist fell to Southeastern Louisiana 90-81 in a battle on Thursday afternoon. New Orleans couldn't get past McNeese in double overtime and lost 92-82. New Orleans is favored by 8.5- points, while the Over-Under is set at 149.5 in the latest Houston Baptist vs. New Orleans odds.
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The model knows Houston Baptist junior forward Sam Hofman is coming off his best game of the year. Hofman led the Huskies and dropped a career-high 22 points with four rebounds in the loss to Southeastern Louisiana. The Belgium native shot 9-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-8 from beyond the arc. Hofman has scored in double figures in five games thus far and will look to make it six in this matchup.
The model also knows New Orleans junior forward Simeon Kirkland is third on the team in scoring (9.6), second in rebounds (5.3), and first in field goal percentage (.647). Kirkland recorded a double-double in his last game. He finished with 12 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. The Florida native consistently put pressure on the defense and got to the free-throw line all game. He shot 8-of-11 from the charity stripe.
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