Nicholls State Colonels vs Lions College Hoops Game Preview
Nicholls State Colonels vs Southeastern Louisiana Lions Odds
The visiting Nicholls State Colonels hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at SLU University Center against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions.
Southeastern Louisiana battles the Colonels, currently sitting with a 3-10 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Lions and 1-1 for the Colonels.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 294-rated Lions and the No. 340-ranked Colonels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 58-57 result in favor of the Lions.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southeastern Louisiana's No. 306 nationally ranked offense (61 points per game) against a Colonels defense that sits as the No. 319 at 74.8 PPG. The Lions have been averaging 38.8% from the field, less than the Colonels have managed so far this season (42.1% on average).
Defensively, Nicholls State features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.9 points per game. Southeastern Louisiana, meanwhile, comes in at No. 162 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Nicholls State was a 64-63 winner on the road against McNeese State. The Colonels grabbed a 64-63 win over the Cowboys on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Dantrell Thomas at Burton Coliseum.
Southeastern Louisiana was a 67-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Lamar. The Lions got 20 points from Dre Evans as Southeastern Louisiana ran past Lamar 67-63 on Monday at Montagne Center.
Nicholls State at Northwestern State, Thursday, January 17
Southeastern Louisiana at Stephen F. Austin, Thursday, January 17