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Jaguars face Nicholls State Colonels: NCAAB odds preview and stats

IUPUI JaguarsNicholls State Colonels
Feb 18, 4:30 PM | Stopher Gym

IUPUI Jaguars vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds

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Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for IUPUI when they take on the Colonels on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Nicholls State battles the Jaguars, currently sitting with a 12-16 mark (9-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-2 for the Colonels and 10-8 for the Jaguars.

View IUPUI vs Nicholls State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Nicholls State opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Colonels at No. 328 and the Jaguars at No. 230 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-61 result in favor of the Jaguars.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nicholls State has the nation's No. 215-rated offensive output, at 66 PPG. The visiting Jaguars defense ranks No. 294 allowing on average 72.5 PPG. The Colonels FG% has averaged 43.3% so far, less than the Jaguars marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.

Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 254-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.3 points per game. Nicholls State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 94 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, IUPUI was an 88-70 winner at home against South Dakota. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. IUPUI got 17 points from Christian Siakam en route to an 88-70 victory over South Dakota on Wednesday at IUPUI Gymnasium.

In their last action, Nicholls State was a 72-63 winner at home against Lamar. Nicholls State got 21 points from Dantrell Thomas en route to a 72-63 victory over Lamar on Saturday at Stopher Gym.

Next up:
IUPUI at North Dakota State, Thursday, February 23
Nicholls State home to Central Arkansas, Wednesday, February 22