New Orleans Privateers vs Nicholls State Colonels Preview
Nicholls State Colonels vs New Orleans Privateers Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on UNO Lakefront Arena Wednesday as host New Orleans looks to handle the Nicholls State Colonels in NCAA hoops action.
Supporters of the Colonels have watched them go 1-4 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Privateers are at 2-5 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Privateers are 0-0, while the Colonels have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Privateers, most recently No. 292 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonels, who rate No. 343 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-54 victory for the Privateers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 97-ranked offense, averaging 72.4 PPG, against a Colonels defense that ranks No. 330 at 76.4 PPG. The Privateers field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nicholls State owns the country's No. 265-rated mark, allowing 75.8 points per game on the highway. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 193 in scoring at home.
Nicholls State was a 65-48 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Tulane. Nicholls State suffered a 65-48 loss against Tulane on Tuesday, getting 15 points from T.J. Carpenter in a losing effort at Fogelman Arena.
New Orleans lost its last outing, an 88-70 result against Duquesne on December 8. The Privateers endured an 88-70 loss at the hands of the Dukes on Saturday, despite a 12-point effort from Lovell Cook at A.J. Palumbo Center.
Nicholls State at Utah State, Thursday, December 20
New Orleans at Southern Illinois, Monday, December 17