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Nicholls State Colonels vs McNeese State Cowboys Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

McNeese State CowboysNicholls State Colonels
March 9, 5:00 PM | Stopher Gym

McNeese State Cowboys vs Nicholls State Colonels Odds

12-16TEAM RECORD9-19

The visiting McNeese State Cowboys 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.

This season, the Colonels are 9-19 overall and 1-3 ATS ATS, while the Cowboys are 12-16 and 0-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Nicholls State boasts a 1-2 on the OU, and McNeese State is 2-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Colonels - Cowboys odds would favor the Cowboys if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nicholls State is rated No. 333 in the current Odds Shark poll, while McNeese State is at No. 207. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 65-63 win for the Cowboys.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cowboys is ranked No. 155 in NCAA hoops at 35.2 per game. Contrast that with Nicholls State’s No. 314 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nicholls State is the No. 252-ranked team in the country at 5.4 per game, while McNeese State rates No. 289 at 5 per game.

Defensively, McNeese State features the nation's No. 297-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.1 points per game. Nicholls State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 155 nationally in scoring at home.

McNeese State was a 79-68 loser in its last match on the road against Southeastern Louisiana. The Cowboys got 18 points from Craig McFerrin, but it was Southeastern Louisiana that prevailed in a 79-68 final on Thursday at SLU University Center.

Nicholls State won its last outing, a 90-63 result against Lamar on March 7. The battle between the Colonels and Cardinals didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Lamar was handed a 90-63 defeat on Thursday at Stopher Gym.