The Nicholls Colonels and Baylor Bears meet Monday in college basketball action at the Ferrell Center. The Nicholls Colonels look for a win to build on their 3-0 record. The Baylor Bears look for a 2-0 start after beating Incarnate Word.
The Nicholls Colonels are averaging 94.3 points on 56.5 percent shooting and allowing 51.3 points on 32.7 percent shooting. Ty Gordon is averaging 18.3 points and 3 rebounds, while Latrell Jones is averaging 13.3 points and 2.7 rebounds. Emmanuel Little is the third double-digit scorer and Caleb Huffman is grabbing 1 rebound. The Nicholls Colonels are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 53.8 percent from the free throw line. The Nicholls Colonels are allowing 23.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.
The Baylor Bears are averaging 87 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 60 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Matthew Mayer is averaging 14 points and 2 rebounds, while LJ Cryer is averaging 13 points and 2 rebounds. Kendall Brown is the third double-digit scorer and James Akinjo is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Baylor Bears are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Baylor Bears are allowing 40.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
The only concern for this game is if Baylor is capable of getting up for it, as it's against a subpar opponent, and it's a very early start on Monday. A sluggish, unmotivated start could allow the Nicholls Colonels to hang around just enough. With all that said, Baylor is comfortably the better team here and has the edge across the board. I have no choice but to predict a Baylor blowout.