Planning on watching today’s Cowboys and Colonels game? Catch the action at Stopher Gymnasium in Thibodaux, LA, as the Colonels hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. McNeese State is favored by -10 in this Southland conference matchup the against Nicholls. The over/under for the game is set at 140.5 points.


The Pick: Nicholls Colonels +10

This game will be played at Stopher Gymnasium at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Colonels.
  • Not only will Nicholls pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 140.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Cowboys Pull Off a Win at Thibodaux?

McNeese State comes into this game with a 22-3 record, including a 11-1 mark in Southland Conference play. They have won three straight games and are 15-1 when favored this season. On the road, they have gone 9-3 this season, including a +10.1 average scoring margin.

In their last game, the Cowboys defeated Houston Christian by a score of 105-54. Over their last 10 road games, McNeese State has gone 8-2.

McNeese State has an overall ATS record of 12-9 this season. On the road, they are 6-6 vs. the spread. As the favorite, the Cowboys are 8-8 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, McNeese State has gone 5-5 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for McNeese State is 13-8, and today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (142.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 8-2.

McNeese State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Houston Christian, finishing the game with a total of 105 points. Their season average is now 80.6 points per game. DJ Richards led the team in scoring, putting up 16 points. Additionally, Christian Shumate contributed 13 points for the Cowboys.

At present, the Cowboys’ defense is nationally ranked 6th, allowing 61.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Houston Christian, the Huskies finished with a field goal percentage of 25% and a total of 54 points vs. McNeese State.

Is a Home Win Possible for Nicholls?

At home this season, Nicholls State has gone 5-2, and they have won four straight games at home. Over their last 10 games at home, the Colonels are 8-2. For the season, they have gone 13-11, including an 8-3 mark in Southland Conference games.

As an underdog this season, Nicholls State has gone 4-9, and they have been the underdog in 13 of their 24 games. So far, they have gone 6-2 when favored.

As the underdog this season, Nicholls has gone 8-5 vs. the spread. At home, the Colonels are 4-3 ATS this year and 12-9 overall. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Nicholls is 5-5 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Nicholls this season is 10-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 144.5. Today’s over/under line of 140.5 is lower than the average scoring total in their games this year of 148.6. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 133 points.

In contrast to their season average of 73.3 points per game, the Nicholls had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and had a field goal percentage of 38.3%. Diante Smith led the scoring for the Colonels, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Rob Brown III chipped in with 18 points.

At this time, the Colonels’ defense is positioned 241st in the country, permitting 74.8 points per game. Nicholls’ three-point defense is currently 87th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.7% of their shots vs. Nicholls.