Check out our free Nicholls vs McNeese State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Lake Charles. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Nicholls vs McNeese State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Colonels vs Cowboys Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Nicholls Colonels at McNeese State Cowboys
- Where: Lake Charles at The Legacy Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Nicholls -4, NICHLS -192 | MCNST +152 O/U 144.5
The Nicholls will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 9-9. On the road, the Colonels will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 2-8. This season, Nicholls has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1. For today’s contest, Nicholls has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.
Nicholls will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Caleb Huffman who is averaging 15.44 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 44.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.06 points per game.
Nicholls comes into today’s matchup vs McNeese State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 79.1 points per game. Through 18 games, they have hit 47.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Colonels are 87th in possessions per game.
McNeese State will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Nicholls in order to snap their current 4 game losing streak. So far this season, McNeese State has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-5. For the season, McNeese State has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 2-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cowboys being +4 point underdogs.
McNeese State’s leading scorer this season is Trae English, who is averaging 12.16 points per contest. So far, English has accounted for 17.78% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 1.68 rebounds per game and 3.47 assists. Christian Shumate is the second leading scorer for the Cowboys, averaging 11.42 points per game. Between him and Shumate, they are accounting for 34.5% of the team’s scoring.
McNeese State comes into today’s matchup vs Nicholls, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 19 games, they have hit 45.1% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Cowboys have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 174th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Nicholls Colonels -4
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the McNeese State Cowboys and Nicholls Colonels is to get money down on the Nicholls to win an cover as -4 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 11.06 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Nicholls Colonels at -4.
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