Nicholls State Colonels vs Demons College Hoops Game Preview
Nicholls State Colonels vs Northwestern State Demons Odds
Nicholls State pays a visit to Northwestern State on Thursday, hoping to send the Demons to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Prather Coliseum.
This season, the Demons are 10-5 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Colonels are 3-11 and 1-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Northwestern State boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Nicholls State is 1-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Demons, most recently No. 38 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonels, who rate No. 335 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 86-64 victory for the Demons.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern State's No. 2 nationally ranked offense (84.3 points per game) against a Colonels defense that sits as the No. 319 at 74.5 PPG. The Demons have been averaging 46.1% from the field, more than the Colonels have managed so far this season (42.3% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nicholls State owns the country's No. 263-rated mark, allowing 74.4 points per game on the highway. Northwestern State, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.
Nicholls State lost its last outing, a 70-65 result against Southeastern Louisiana on January 12. Fred Hunter scored 22 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 70-65 against Southeastern Louisiana in college basketball action at SLU University Center.
In their last action, Northwestern State was a 100-88 winner on the road against Central Arkansas. Northwestern State went on a scoring spree on Saturday at Farris Center, running up a big 100-88 victory over the Central Arkansas Bears in NCAA hoops betting action.
Nicholls State at Stephen F. Austin, Saturday, January 19
Northwestern State home to Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, January 19