Lamar Cardinals (2-8) at Nicholls State Colonels (2-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm (David R. Stopher Gym)
The Line: Nicholls State Colonels -8 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Lamar Cardinals and the Nicholls State Colonels meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Stopher Gym.
Lamar enters this one at 2-8 on the season. The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five games, and most recently fell to Abilene Christian on Saturday. As for Nicholls State, they’re 2-5 so far. The Colonels have lost five straight games and are coming off a defeat by Sam Houston on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Lamar opened up their year with an 0-4 run, falling to Houston, Tulane, Lipscomb and Air Force. After a win over LA-Monroe, the Cardinals fell to Southern Miss, LA Tech and UTSA. Lamar managed a win over Southeastern Louisiana, but fell 83-65 to Abilene Christian in their last game.
In the loss to the Wildcats, Lamar’s Davion Buster led the team on 16 points with one rebound and one assist. Kasen Harrison chipped in 15 points with four assists and one rebound, while Avery Sullivan also finished in double-figures on 11 points, seven rebounds and two assists.
Over on the Nicholls State side, they kicked off their season with two wins over UC Davis and Idaho State but it’s been a string of five straight losses since then. The Cardinals have dropped games to Santa Clara, California, Saint Mary’s, LSU and Sam Houston in their last quintet.
In the 84-81 loss to Sam Houston, Nicholls State’s top performer was Kevin Johnson with 17 points, five assists and three rebounds. Both Jeremiah Buford and Jitaurious Gordon added 15 points apiece, combining for two assists and four rebounds for the Colonels as well.
The Colonels are 4-0 ATS in their last four Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall. The over is 8-2 in Nicholls’ State’s last 10 home games and they’re 4-0 ATS in their last four versus a team with a losing straight-up record.
Meanwhile, Lamar is 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 7-1 ATS in their last eight Wednesday games. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in the last five games overall and the under is 7-2 in their last nine after an ATS loss.
PICK: I’m going to take a shot at Nicholls State here. There’s not much intrigue involved in this game, but it should be a pretty good matchup. The Colonels have scored well in their last two outings, combining for 161 points in that pair and losing each by six points or fewer. Lamar hit a solid 74 points in their last game but hadn’t cracked 67 in any of the five games prior. I like Nicholls State to have another good offensive outing in this one and bang out a cover.