Nicholls State Colonels (0-2) vs. BYU Cougars (2-1)
November 19, 2022 9:00 pm EDT
The Line: BYU Cougars -17 / Nicholls State Colonels +17; Over/Under: +149
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The Nicholls Colonels and BYU Cougars meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Marriott Center. The Nicholls Colonels look for their first win. The BYU Cougars look to build on their 2-1 record.
The Nicholls Colonels are averaging 71.5 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 98 points on 56.5 percent shooting. Micah Thomas is averaging 21 points and 1 rebound, while Marek Nelson is averaging 11 points and 3.5 rebounds. Caleb Huffman is the third double-digit scorer and Latrell Jones is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Nicholls Colonels are shooting 32.6 percent from beyond the arc and 55.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nicholls Colonels are allowing 41.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 26 rebounds per game.
The BYU Cougars are averaging 67 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Spencer Johnson is averaging 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Fousseyni Traore is averaging 11.7 points and 1.3 assists. Rudi Williams is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Gideon George is dishing 1 assist. The BYU Cougars are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 61.8 percent from the free throw line. The BYU Cougars are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game.
The Colonels are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 Saturday games. The Cougars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Colonels last 4 Saturday games. The under is 8-3 in Cougars last 11 home games.
The Nicholls State Colonels haven’t had the easiest schedule up to this point, but their defense has left a lot to be desired, and that’s a concern her on the road against a BYU club that’s usually tough at home. BYU should have little issues finding offensive success here. The only concern is it’s a look ahead spot for the Cougars with USC on deck. I’ll still lay the points.