College Basketball Matchup - Nicholls State Colonels Northwestern State Demons Odds Preview
Northwestern State Demons vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Nicholls State Colonels try to run the Northwestern State Demons off the court at Stopher Gym in college hoops action.
The Colonels sport records of 6-16 and 1-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Demons have 17-6 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Colonels and 0-0 for the Demons.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 327-ranked Colonels and the No. 52-rated Demons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 86-66 win for the Demons on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Nicholls State's No. 211-ranked scoring average of 66 PPG, against a Demons defense rated No. 297 and allowing 72.1 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 43.2% to date this season, less than the Demons shooters have managed so far (45.9% per game).
Defensively, Northwestern State features the nation's No. 311-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Nicholls State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 236 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Northwestern State was a 79-76 winner on the road against Southeastern Louisiana. The Demons grabbed a 79-76 win over the Lions on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from James Hulbin at SLU University Center.
Nicholls State lost its last outing, a 63-51 result against Stephen F. Austin on February 14. Nicholls State got 20 points from Fred Hunter but lost anyway, 63-51, to Stephen F. Austin on Thursday at Stopher Gym.
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