Nicholls State Colonels vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds
Nicholls State pays a visit to Nebraska on Saturday, hoping to send the Cornhuskers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The Colonels will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Cornhuskers are 5-6 ATS. Nicholls State is 1-1 on the totals; Nebraska is 5-4.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cornhuskers sit at No. 237 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colonels sit at No. 338 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cornhuskers will win this game 66-52.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nebraska has the nation's No. 295-rated offensive output, at 61.2 PPG. The visiting Colonels defense ranks No. 328 allowing on average 76.3 PPG. The Cornhuskers FG% has averaged 43.7% so far, more than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.
Defensively, Nicholls State features the nation's No. 290-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.6 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 310 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Nicholls State was an 82-71 loser on the road against UC Davis. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Colonels endured an 82-71 loss at the hands of the Aggies on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from T.J. Carpenter at Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Nebraska was a 68-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Texas El Paso. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Ray Gallegos scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Cornhuskers to a win (they lost 68-52 to Texas El Paso at Haskins Center on Sunday).
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ohio State are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Colonels at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Nebraska is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Nebraska is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Nebraska is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Nicholls State home to Central Arkansas, Thursday, January 3
Nebraska at Ohio State, Wednesday, January 2