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Nicholls State Colonels vs Sam Houston State Bearkats Betting Matchup Report

Sam Houston State BearkatsNicholls State Colonels
Jan 14, 4:30 PM | Stopher Gym

Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds


The Colonels will try to cover the spread at Stopher Gym on Saturday when they get a visit from the Sam Houston State Bearkats in college basketball action.

The Colonels bring a 4-11 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-10 Bearkats, who are 0-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Nicholls State go 2-2 so far and the Bearkats go 1-2.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 323-rated Colonels and the No. 111-ranked Bearkats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-50 result in favor of the Bearkats.


How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nicholls State has the nation's No. 228-rated offensive output, at 65.7 PPG. The visiting Bearkats defense ranks No. 27 allowing on average 59.3 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 41.8% so far, more than the Bearkats marksmen have achieved on the year, 40% per game.

Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.9 points per game. Nicholls State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 68 nationally in scoring at home.

Sam Houston State lost its last outing, a 66-40 result against Texas-Arlington on January 11. Sam Houston State was run off the court by the Mavericks on Wednesday as Texas-Arlington routed them 66-40 at Texas Hall.

Nicholls State was an 80-79 loser in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern State. Shane Rillieux scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Colonels to a win (they lost 80-79 to Northwestern State at Stopher Gym on Wednesday).

Next up:
Sam Houston State home to Texas State, Wednesday, January 18
Nicholls State at Central Arkansas, Wednesday, January 18