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Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Colonels College Hoops Game Preview

Sam Houston State BearkatsNicholls State Colonels
Jan 26, 5:00 PM | Stopher Gym

Sam Houston State Bearkats vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds

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The visiting Sam Houston State Bearkats hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Stopher Gym against the Nicholls State Colonels.

The Bearkats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Colonels are 1-2 ATS. Sam Houston State is 0-0 on the totals; Nicholls State is 1-1.

View Sam Houston State vs Nicholls State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Colonels, most recently No. 327 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bearkats, who rate No. 110 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 71-58 victory for the Bearkats.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nicholls State's No. 228-ranked offense, averaging 65.6 PPG, against a Bearkats defense that ranks No. 63 at 61.3 PPG. The Colonels field goal percentage has averaged 43.1% so far, more than the Bearkats marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.3% per game.

Defensively, Sam Houston State features the nation's No. 136-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.9 points per game. Nicholls State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 155 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Sam Houston State, they were a 69-65 loser as they battled Southeastern Louisiana on the road. Sam Houston State suffered a 69-65 loss against Southeastern Louisiana on Thursday, getting 15 points from Demarcus Gatlin in a losing effort at SLU University Center.

Last time out for Nicholls State, they were a 69-62 winner as they battled Texas A&M C.C. at home. The Colonels got 19 points from Fred Hunter as Nicholls State ran past Texas A&M C.C. 69-62 on Thursday at Stopher Gym.

Next up:
Sam Houston State home to Houston Baptist, Tuesday, January 29
Nicholls State at Oral Roberts, Thursday, January 31