Nicholls State vs Central Arkansas: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – February 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 20, 2021

The Nicholls State Colonels (11-5) host the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears (1-15) as big, 11.5-point favorites after Najee Garvin went off for 30 points in the Colonels 86-84 victory over SE Louisiana. The matchup is at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The over/under is 153 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Nicholls State Betting Information

  • With a mark of 6-8-1, the Colonels have a losing record against the spread this season.
  • The Colonels have a losing record against the spread when favored by at least 11.5 points, going 0-1 this season.
  • Nicholls State and its opponents have gone over the set total in only 6 of 15 games this season (40%).
  • The Colonels knocked off SE Louisiana 86-84 but failed to cover the spread as 6.5-point favorites, while going over the 143 point total in their last contest on Saturday. Garvin totaled a team-high 30 points in the victory.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Nicholls State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Jitaurious Gordon 18 14.4 3.9 3.8 1.1 0.1 2.4
Najee Garvin 18 13.3 6.7 0.6 0.9 0.3 0.2
Kevin Johnson 18 10.1 2.3 3.2 2.2 0.2 1.6
Andre Jones 15 9.9 4.1 2.9 1.1 0.5 0.3
Jaylen Fornes 14 8.6 2.2 0.7 0.8 0.1 1.2

Central Arkansas Betting Information

  • With a 4-10 record ATS, Central Arkansas has not routinely covered the spread this season.
  • Eight of the Sugar Bears 14 games (57.1%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • In their last game, the Sugar Bears got a team-high 13 points from Rylan Bergersen in a 97-57 loss to Sam Houston State on Saturday. They failed to covered the spread as 12.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 154 points to hit the over on the 150.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Central Arkansas Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Rylan Bergersen 17 16.6 4.2 4.2 1.3 0.4 1.4
Deandre Jones 9 11.7 3.3 4.1 1.6 0.1 2.3
Khaleem Bennett 15 9.3 3.3 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.1
Eddy Kayouloud 18 9.2 4.4 2.3 0.6 0.2 0.5
Jared Chatham 18 7.5 6.3 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.2

Total Facts

  • Nicholls State and its opponents have hit the over on Saturday’s 153 total in six out of 16 games (37.5%) this year.
  • In eight out of Central Arkansas’ 16 games this season (50%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the over/under in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The total for the contest of 153 is 7.2 points more than the combined points per game averages for the Colonels (77.2 points per game) and the Sugar Bears (68.6 points per game).
  • This matchup’s total is 0.6 fewer points than the 153.6 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season the average total for Colonels games is 149 points, four fewer than the over/under of 153 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 2.6 points more than the average over/under in Sugar Bears games this season (150.4 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Nicholls State Central Arkansas -3.5 157.5 -175 +140 Regular Season 74-72 NICHST
2/22/2020 N/A Central Arkansas N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 84-65 C ARK
1/18/2020 N/A Nicholls State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-72 NICHST
2/23/2019 N/A Nicholls State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 100-57 NICHST
1/19/2019 N/A Central Arkansas N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-68 C ARK

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