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Nicholls vs Incarnate Word Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Colonels vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Nicholls Colonels at Incarnate Word Cardinals
- Where: San Antonio at McDermott Convocation Center
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Nicholls -6.5, NICHLS -286 | INCAR +228 O/U 142.5
Through 20 games, the Nicholls Colonels have an overall record of 10-10. On the road, the Colonels will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 3-9. So far, the Colonels have been favored 6 times, going 5-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Nicholls as -6.5 point favorites.
Nicholls will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Caleb Huffman who is averaging 15.7 points per game for the Colonels. Huffman is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Colonels’ offensive game plan is the play of Latrell Jones who has hit 45.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.55 points per game.
Nicholls comes into today’s matchup vs Incarnate Word, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.1 points per game. Through 20 games, they have hit 47.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Colonels are 87th in possessions per game.
The Incarnate Word Cardinals head into today’s game in what will be their 22nd game of the season, posting a record of 9-12. Currently, the Cardinals have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 6-4. So far, the Cardinals have been the underdog 17 times, going 5-12 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +6.5 underdogs on the spread.
Incarnate Word will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jonathan Cisse who is averaging 14.8 points per game for the Cardinals. Cisse is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cardinals’ offensive game plan is the play of Trey Miller who has hit 45.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.29 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Incarnate Word this season, as they are currently ranked 327th in college basketball at 67.0 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 35.0%, placing them 181st in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Incarnate Word Cardinals +6.5
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Nicholls and Incarnate Word are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 11.06 and 8.62 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Incarnate Word Cardinals to cover as +6.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Colonels’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Nicholls. At +6.5 we like the chances of Incarnate Word covering the spread as underdogs.