Nicholls State Vs McNeese: NCAA Basketball Betting Lines, Odds And Trends – January 21, 2023

Written By Staff on January 20, 2023

The McNeese Cowboys (5-14, 2-4 Southland) will try to break a four-game losing streak when they host the Nicholls State Colonels (9-9, 4-2 Southland) on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at H&HP Complex. The contest airs at 4:30 PM ET on ESPN+. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Colonels’ (-186 to win on the moneyline) contest versus the Cowboys (+152).

The betting trends in the following article reference odds valid as of January 21, 2023 at 1:43 PM ET.

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Nicholls State vs McNeese Betting Odds

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Nicholls State Offense Vs. McNeese Defense

Nicholls State Offense Stats (Rank) McNeese Defense
74.6 (127) Points/Gm 76.3 (334)
12.6 (103) Possessions/Game 10.8 (173)
44.5 (188) Field Goal % 47.6 (337)
33.5 (211) 3PT % 39.8 (359)
50.6 (203) Effective FG % 56.8 (361)
51.7 (293) True Shooting % 59.5 (308)

McNeese Offense Vs. Nicholls State Defense

McNeese Offense Stats (Rank) Nicholls State Defense
68.0 (276) Points/Gm 71.1 (236)
10.8 (186) Possessions/Game 12.6 (258)
43.2 (249) Field Goal % 44.8 (249)
33.7 (201) 3PT % 30.1 (42)
50.5 (209) Effective FG % 50.6 (214)
52.3 (264) True Shooting % 61.5 (336)

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Nicholls State Betting Insights

  • Nicholls State has put together a 6-7-1 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Colonels have covered the spread once this season (1-1-1 ATS) when playing as at least 4-point favorites.
  • So far this season, four out of Nicholls State’s 14 games have hit the over.
  • The Colonels and their opponents have scored more than 144.5 points in five of 14 games this season.
  • The average point total in Nicholls State’s contests this year is 145.7, 1.2 more points than this game’s over/under.

McNeese Betting Insights

  • McNeese has put together an 8-9-1 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Cowboys have covered the spread five times this season (5-5-1 ATS) when playing as at least 4-point underdogs.
  • In McNeese’s 18 chances this year, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 10 times.
  • The Cowboys have played nine games this season that finished with a combined score higher than 144.5 points.
  • McNeese has had an average of 144.3 points scored in its games so far this season, 0.2 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Nicholls State Key Players

  • The Colonels scoring leader is Caleb Huffman, who contributes 15.4 points per game.
  • Nicholls State is led in rebounding by Emmanuel Little’s 7.9 rebounds per game and assists by Micah Thomas’ 3.5 assists per game.
  • Huffman hits 1.7 treys per game to lead the Colonels.
  • Nicholls State’s blocks leader is Marek Nelson, who records 0.7 per game. Huffman leads the team averaging 2.2 steals an outing.

McNeese Key Players

  • The Cowboys go-to guy, Trae English, leads the team in both scoring (12.2 points per game) and assists (3.5 assists per game).
  • Christian Shumate’s 9.6 rebounds per game paces McNeese’s rebounding effort. He also adds 11.4 points per game.
  • Zach Scott is tops from three-point range for the Cowboys, hitting 2.1 treys per game.
  • English tops McNeese in steals with 1.8 per game, and Shumate leads the squad in blocks with 0.6 per game.
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