Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Colonels versus the Cougars? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Mitchell Center in Mobile, AL. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Cougars as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 142.5 points.
NICHOLLS COLONELS VS SIUE COUGARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: SIUE Cougars -1
This game will be played at Mitchell Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE SIUE COUGARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Cougars.
- Not only will SIUE pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will Nicholls Be The Talk of Mitchell Center?
After three games, Nicholls has an overall record of 1-2. In the previous ten road games, Nicholls went 5-5, which includes last year. As we assess Nicholls’ performance against the spread, they currently stand at 1-2. In their previous ten games, including those from last season, Nicholls holds a 3-7 ATS record.
Up to this point, games involving Nicholls have had an average of 160.7 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 152.3 points. Their over/under record is 2-1-0. Over the course of the last five games, the Colonels’ games have averaged 81 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-1.
Coming off their recent game, the Nicholls offense tallied 85 points in a matchup against Denver. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.4%, and they made 11 threes. The top scorer for the Colonels was Jamal West Jr. with 22 points, while Jalen White also added 20 to the scoreboard.
Looking at the Nicholls defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 86.2 points per game (138th). Nicholls’ three-point defense is currently 44th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.8% of their shots vs. Nicholls.
Will the Cougars Win at Home?
After three games, SIUE has a 1-2 record. When they were favored in the last three games, SIUE has a 2-1 record. As SIUE gets ready to face Nicholls, their ATS record stands at 1-2. Over their last ten games, including the previous season, SIUE has gone 4-5 vs. the spread.
SIUE comes in with an over/under record of 0-3-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 126.3 points per game so far. In the Cougars’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 80 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-2.
SIUE is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 77 points versus Denver. This output is higher than their season-average of 66.5 points per game. The top scorer for the Cougars was Shamar Wright with 24 points, while Ray’Sean Taylor also added 21 to the scoreboard.
This season, the SIUE defense has been impressive, holding the 59th position in the country while permitting an average of 68.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Nicholls. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 22.6%.