The Incarnate Word Cardinals and Nicholls Colonels meet Thursday in college basketball action at the David R. Stopher Gymnasium. The Incarnate Word Cardinals need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Nicholls Colonels look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Incarnate Word Cardinals are averaging 66.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting. RJ Glasper is averaging 15.2 points and 2.6 assists, while Johnny Hughes III is averaging 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Charlie Yoder is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Morgan is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Incarnate Word Cardinals are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Incarnate Word Cardinals are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27 rebounds per game.
The Nicholls Colonels are averaging 78.7 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Ty Gordon is averaging 19.4 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Devante Carter is averaging 12.9 points and 3.8 rebounds. Pierce Spencer is grabbing 5.7 rebounds and Latrell Jones is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Nicholls Colonels are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 62 percent from the free throw line. The Nicholls Colonels are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.6 rebounds per game.
The Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Colonels are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 9-4-1 in Cardinals last 14 overall. The under is 5-2 in Colonels last 7 overall.
The Nicholls Colonels aren't a team I'm thrilled to back in the big favorite role, but this line indicates just how bad the opponent is. The Incarnate Word Cardinals lose on the season by an average of nine points, and they lose on the road by an average of 23.8 points. Incarnate Word is 2-7 against the spread when an underdog of 7.5 or more points. I have to side with the Colonels.