Lamar Cardinals vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds
The Nicholls State Colonels will hit the floor running against the visiting Lamar Cardinals Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Colonels sport records of 8-19 and 1-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cardinals have 3-26 and 1-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Colonels and 0-2 for the Cardinals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 328-rated Lamar taking on the No. 333-rated Colonels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 62-52 win for the Colonels on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nicholls State has the nation's No. 212-rated offensive output, at 66 PPG. The visiting Cardinals defense ranks No. 340 allowing on average 76.6 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Lamar owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 78.2 points per game on the highway. Nicholls State, on the other hand, rates No. 208 in scoring at home.
Lamar was a 68-50 loser in its last match at home against Oral Roberts. The Cardinals got 15 points from Donley Minor, but it was Oral Roberts that prevailed in a 68-50 final on Saturday at Montagne Center.
Nicholls State was a 68-64 loser in its last match on the road against Texas A&M C.C.. Nicholls State got 25 points from Fred Hunter on the way to a 68-64 loss against Texas A&M C.C. on Saturday at American Bank Center.
Lamar at Southeastern Louisiana, Saturday, March 9
Nicholls State home to McNeese State, Saturday, March 9