Nicholls State vs. New Orleans - 3/11/15 Southland Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Privateers (10-17) at Nicholls State Colonels (10-18)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Leonard E. Merrell Center)
The Line: Nicholls State Colonels +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The New Orleans Privateers and Nicholls State Colonels meet Wednesday in the Southland Tournament.
The New Orleans Privateers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, New Orleans is averaging 68.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting and is allowing 74.7 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Christavious Gill is averaging 12.6 points and 1.8 assists while Kevin Hill is averaging 11 points and 6.7 rebounds. Kevin Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Frye is dishing 2.7 assists. The New Orleans Privateers have five players averaging at least 8.6 points, and they’re shooting 68.7 percent from the line and 33.8 percent from deep. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in five of its last six games.
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The Nicholls State Colonels look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Nicholls State is averaging 62.8 points on 42.3 percent shooting and is allowing 73.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting. T.J. Carpenter is averaging 11 points and 4.3 rebounds while Ja'Dante' Frye is averaging 10.7 points and 3.3 assists. Amin Torres is dishing 1.3 assists and Sam McBeath is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Nicholls State Colonels have four players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 62.2 percent from the line and 30 percent from deep. Defensively, Nicholls State is allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in six straight games.
The Privateers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Colonels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Nicholls State beat New Orleans in both meetings this season and opened as a three-point favorite. I'll gladly take the Colonels here and the free bucket.