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Central Arkansas Bears visit Nicholls State Colonels in NCAAB hoops battle

Central Arkansas BearsNicholls State Colonels
Feb 22, 7:30 PM | Stopher Gym

Central Arkansas Bears vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds

7-18TEAM RECORD8-17

Nicholls State will look to improve on its 8-17 record on Wednesday when they host Central Arkansas in NCAAB odds action at Stopher Gym.

The Colonels sport records of 8-17 and 3-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 7-18 and 0-2 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Colonels and 1-1 for the Bears.

View Central Arkansas vs Nicholls State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Colonels, most recently No. 328 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bears, who rate No. 249 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-63 victory for the Colonels.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nicholls State has the nation's No. 201-rated offensive output, at 66.6 PPG. The visiting Bears defense ranks No. 345 allowing on average 83.5 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Central Arkansas features the nation's No. 343-rated defense on the road, allowing 86.6 points per game. Nicholls State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 79 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Central Arkansas was an 84-62 loser on the road against Louisiana Tech. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. Central Arkansas was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Louisiana Tech and falling by an 84-62 score at Thomas Center.

Last time out for Nicholls State, they were an 84-80 loser as they battled IUPUI at home. They covered in the match as a 7-point underdog. The Colonels endured an 84-80 loss at the hands of the Jaguars on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Chris Talkington at Stopher Gym.

Next up:
Central Arkansas home to Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, February 25
Nicholls State at McNeese State, Saturday, February 25

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