Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Colonels and Cardinals. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Cardinals at Montagne Center in Beaumont, TX. Get ready to place your bets! This Southland conference matchup has an over/under of 149.5 points, and Lamar is favored to win by -5.5 at home vs. Nicholls.

NICHOLLS COLONELS VS LAMAR CARDINALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Lamar Cardinals -5.5

This game will be played at Montagne Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE LAMAR CARDINALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Lamar pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 149.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will the Colonels Win in Beaumont?

So far this season, Nicholls has gone 12-10, including a 7-2 record in Southland Conference games. They have been an underdog in 11 of their 22 games, going 3-8 in those contests. Over their last 10 road games, the Colonels are 3-7, and they are 5-8 on the road this season.

After defeating Northwestern State in their most recent game, 73-66, Nicholls has now won four straight games. On the road this season, they have an average scoring differential of -7.0 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Nicholls has gone 7-4 vs. the spread. On the road, they are 8-5 ATS this year and 5-5 over their last 10 road games. Overall, the Colonels have an ATS record of 11-8 this season.

Today’s over/under line of 149.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Nicholls games this year (144.8). So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

The Nicholls offense is coming off a game in which they scored 73 points vs. Northwestern State. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.1% while connecting on 9 threes. The Nicholls offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.5 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.

At this time, the Colonels’ defense is positioned 249th in the country, permitting 75.4 points per game. The Nicholls defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed Northwestern State to connect on 9 threes.

Will Lamar Find a Way to Win at Home?

At home this season, Lamar has been dominant, going 9-1 with an average scoring margin of +13.2 points per game. They have won their last five games at home, and they are 8-1 as the favorite this season.

Overall, the Cardinals are 12-10, including a 6-3 record in Southland Conference games. Their most recent game was a 79-71 loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

As the favorite this season, Lamar has gone 7-2 vs. the spread. At home, the Cardinals have an ATS mark of 9-1 and are 8-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. Overall, Lamar is 13-7 vs. the spread this year.

On the season, the over/under record for Lamar games is 14-6 and today’s line of 149.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games of 149.9. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 153 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Lamar offense tallied 71 points in a matchup against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49%, and they made 5 threes. The team’s top scorer is Chris Pryor, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 12.1, while Terry Anderson also maintains a PPG average of 11.8 leading up to the game.

At present, the Cardinals’ defense is nationally ranked 259th, allowing 75.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.0 threes per game vs. Nicholls. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.3%.