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Nicholls State Colonels take on Mavericks in college basketball test

Nicholls State ColonelsTexas-Arlington Mavericks
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | Texas Hall

Nicholls State Colonels vs Texas-Arlington Mavericks Odds


The Mavericks will be trying to slam the Nicholls State Colonels on Saturday when the teams tip off at Texas Hall in college betting action.

The Mavericks sit at 8-5 (2-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Colonels are currently 4-9 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Texas-Arlington is 3-0 OU, and Nicholls State is 2-2 OU.

View Nicholls State vs Texas-Arlington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 63 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colonels sit at No. 324 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 84-57.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas-Arlington's No. 31-ranked scoring average of 77.8 PPG, against a Colonels defense rated No. 340 and allowing 81.5 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 44% to date this season, more than the Colonels shooters have managed so far (42.1% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nicholls State owns the country's No. 341-rated mark, allowing 88.4 points per game on the highway. Texas-Arlington, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring at home.

Nicholls State lost its last outing, a 91-50 result against Texas-San Antonio on January 4. Nicholls State was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Texas-San Antonio and falling by a 91-50 score at UTSA Convocation Center.

Texas-Arlington was an 85-46 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southeastern Louisiana. Texas-Arlington cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Southeastern Louisiana out of the gym and running up an 85-46 score at Texas Hall.

Next up:
Nicholls State home to Northwestern State, Wednesday, January 11
Texas-Arlington home to Sam Houston State, Wednesday, January 11