The Lamar Cardinals (9-21, 5-12 Southland) are heavy underdogs (+15) as they try to break a three-game losing streak when they visit the Nicholls State Colonels (15-14, 10-7 Southland) at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Stopher Gym. The matchup airs on ESPN+. The point total is 147 in the matchup.
Nicholls State vs. Lamar Odds
- Nicholls State odds to win: -1365
- Lamar odds to win: +783
- Spread: Nicholls State (-15)
- Total: 147
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV: ESPN+
- Where: Thibodaux, Louisiana
- Venue: Stopher Gym
Who Will Win Nicholls State vs. Lamar?
Nicholls State and Lamar Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Lamar has a 3-2 record against the spread in games it was an underdog by 15 points or more this season.
The Colonels and the Cardinals combine to average 2.7 fewer points per game than the total of 147 set for this matchup.
Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 147.9 points per game, 0.9 more than the point total in this game.
The average total Nicholls State has had set in games this year is 2.1 more points than this outing’s point total.
The average over/under in Cardinals games this season is four fewer points than the point total of 147 in this outing.
The Colonels are 8-15-2 against the spread this season.
The Cardinals are 15-12-0 ATS this season.
Nicholls State Stats & Insights
Nicholls State outscores opponents by 3.2 points per game (scoring 76.2 per game to rank 71st in college basketball while allowing 73 per outing to rank 265th in college basketball) and has a +93 scoring differential overall.
Nicholls State grabs 31.1 rebounds per game (220th in college basketball) compared to the 31.4 of its opponents.
The Colonels make 7.8 three-pointers per game (137th in college basketball) at a 34.6% rate (169th in college basketball), compared to the 6.9 their opponents make while shooting 34.1% from deep.
Nicholls State scores 95.7 points per 100 possessions (132nd in college basketball), while giving up 91.7 points per 100 possessions (189th in college basketball).
Offensively, the Colonels have played better when playing at home this season, scoring 83.8 points per game, compared to 71.7 per game on the road.
Lamar Stats & Insights
Lamar has a -203 scoring differential, falling short by 6.8 points per game. It is putting up 68.1 points per game, 274th in college basketball, and is allowing 74.9 per outing to rank 314th in college basketball.
The 32.7 rebounds per game Lamar accumulates rank 122nd in the nation. Their opponents grab 32.7.
Lamar makes 5.7 three-pointers per game (331st in college basketball) while shooting 32% from deep (304th in college basketball). It is making 3.3 fewer threes than its opponents, who drain 9 per game at 34.2%.
Lamar averages 86.8 points per 100 possessions on offense (328th in college basketball), and gives up 95.5 points per 100 possessions (289th in college basketball).
The Cardinals are scoring more points at home (70.3 per game) than on the road (63.5).
Nicholls State Key Players to Watch
Caleb Huffman leads the Colonels in scoring, tallying 16.5 points per game to go with five rebounds and 1.5 assists.
Emanuel Littles leads Nicholls State in rebounding, averaging 6.8 per game, while Lance Amir-Paul leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 2.3 in each contest.
Huffman makes more threes per game than any other member of the Colonels, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of two per contest.
Huffman and Latrell Jones lead Nicholls State on the defensive end, with Huffman leading the team in steals averaging 2.1 per game and Jones in blocks averaging 0.6 per contest.
Lamar Key Players to Watch
Nate Calmese puts up 17.5 points per game and is the top scorer for the Cardinals.
Yuto Yamanouchi-Williams has a stat line of 7.2 rebounds, 6.8 points and 0.3 assists per game for Lamar to take the top rebound spot on the team. Chris Pryor has the top spot for assists with 3.7 per game, adding 10.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per outing.
Calmese is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Cardinals, hitting two threes per game.
Jakevion Buckley (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Lamar while Cody Pennebaker (0.7 blocks per game) is the block leader.
Nicholls State vs. Lamar Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Nicholls State 79, Lamar 67
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