Southeastern Louisiana Lions (2-8) at Nicholls State Colonels (3-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm (David R. Stopher Gym)
The Line: Nicholls State Colonels -10 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Southeastern Louisiana Lions and the Nicholls State Colonels meet in college basketball action from David R. Stopher Gymnasium on Saturday evening.
The Southeastern Louisiana Lions will look to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 70-52 loss to Sam Houston State last time out. Keon Clergeot leads the Lions in scoring with 12.8 PPG to go along with 3.9 RPG while Joe Kasperzyk has 10.8 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for the Lions up to this point in the season. Gus Okafor has 8.8 PPG and a team-high 6.7 RPG while Isiah Kirby leads the Lions in assists with 2.4 APG this season. As a team Southeastern Louisiana is averaging 62.6 PPG on 37.2% shooting from the field, 25.3% from 3-point range and 59.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 77.1 PPG on 46.2% shooting from the field and 34.9% from 3-point range this season.
The Nicholls State Colonels will look to add to their 3-5 mark on the year after a 76-69 win over Lamar last time out. Ty Gordon leads Nicholls State with 13.8 PPG to go along with his 3.3 APG, while Najee Garvin has 11.8 PPG with a team-high 7.3 RPG to make up the lone pair of double-digit scorers for Nicholls State up to this point in the season. Andre Jones is 3rd in scoring with 8.6 PPG while Kevin Johnson has 7.5 PPG as well as a team-high 3.6 APG and 2.6 steals per game this year. As a team, Nicholls State is averaging 70.5 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field, 31.4% from 3-point range and 66.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 73.6 PPG on 45.5% shooting from the field and 34.9% from 3-point range this season.
Southeastern Louisiana is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss and 19-9 ATS in their last 28 Saturday games while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 games following a loss. Nicholls State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall.
This is a hard one to get a feel for as you have two teams that could use the win, but Southeastern Louisiana, when they lose, they lose big. On the other side, Nicholls State is far from a world-beater but they’ve been competitive, at least more competitive than what the Lions have brought to the party up to this point. Probably leaving this one alone, but I feel that laying the points with Nicholls State is the better play here.