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Nicholls State Colonels visit Michigan State Spartans in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Nicholls State ColonelsMichigan State Spartans
Dec 1, 12:00 PM | Breslin Center

Nicholls State Colonels vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

1-2TEAM RECORD5-2

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Breslin Center Saturday as host Michigan State looks to handle the Nicholls State Colonels in NCAA hoops action.

The Spartans bring a 5-2 record (2-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-2 Colonels, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Michigan State go 2-3 so far and the Colonels go 0-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 51 (Spartans) and the No. 329 (Colonels) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-61 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Michigan State's No. 215-ranked scoring average of 66.3 PPG, against a Colonels defense rated No. 330 and allowing 77.7 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 46.5% to date this season, less than the Colonels shooters have managed so far (47.1% per game).

Defensively, Nicholls State features the nation's No. 265-rated defense on the road, allowing 77 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 228 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Nicholls State, they were a 92-79 winner as they battled New Orleans at home. The Colonels got 22 points from Fred Hunter as Nicholls State ran past New Orleans 92-79 on Monday at Stopher Gym.

Michigan State was a 67-59 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Miami. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Spartans got 15 points from Keith Appling, but it was Miami that prevailed in a 67-59 final on Wednesday at BankUnited Center.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Colonels at Spartans trends to consider:
Michigan State is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Michigan State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Nicholls State at Tulane, Tuesday, December 4
Michigan State home to Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Wednesday, December 5

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