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McNeese State Cowboys vs Nicholls State Colonels Betting Preview

Nicholls State ColonelsMcNeese State Cowboys
March 9, 7:00 PM | Merrell Center

Nicholls State Colonels vs McNeese State Cowboys Odds

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The Cowboys hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Nicholls State Colonels pay a visit to Merrell Center on the college basketball betting menu.

This game is part of the Southland Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Merrell Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

This season, the Cowboys are 19-10 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Colonels are 14-13 and 0-0 ATS against the number. As for the totals, McNeese State boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Nicholls State is 0-0.

View Nicholls State vs McNeese State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cowboys, most recently No. 127 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Colonels, who rate No. 177 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-72 victory for the Colonels.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits McNeese State's No. 48-ranked offense, averaging 74.4 PPG, against a Colonels defense that ranks No. 32 at 61.8 PPG. The Cowboys field goal percentage has averaged 43.7% so far, less than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nicholls State owns the country's No. 54-rated mark, allowing 65.7 points per game on the highway. McNeese State, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

Nicholls State was a 50-43 loser in its last match on the road against Southeastern Louisiana. Nicholls State got 15 points from Anatoly Bose but lost anyway, 50-43, to Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at SLU University Center.

In their last action, McNeese State was a 92-74 winner at home against Lamar. P.J. Alawoya scored 20 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, leading McNeese State over Lamar, 92-74, on Saturday at Burton Coliseum.