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Northwestern State vs Nicholls State Basketball Picks 3-4-24

Nicholls State Colonels (16-13) vs. Northwestern State Demons (9-20)
March 4, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Northwestern State Demons +1.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Nicholls Colonels will play the Northwestern State Demons in a Southland Conference game on Monday night at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Let’s take a look at the Nicholls preview, Northwestern State preview, betting matchup, and the Nicholls vs Northwestern State prediction.

Nicholls Preview

The Nicholls Colonels are 16-13 (11-5) this year after they lost to McNeese by a score of 83-62 in their last game. Nicholls trailed 39-22 at halftime, but they did score 40 points in the second half in the loss. The Colonels shot 35.1% from the field and were -13 in rebounding margin in the game. Nicholls had won their previous three games against Incarnate Word, Texas A&M-Commerce, and New Orleans. The Colonels are scoring 73.6 points per game with 35.2 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game, while allowing 75.2 points against per game this year. Diante Smith is averaging 15.4 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. Nicholls is shooting 43.8% from the field, 72.4% on free throws, and 36.1% on three pointers this season.

Northwestern State Preview

The Northwestern State Demons are 9-20 (7-9) this season after they lost to Lamar in overtime by a score of 82-77 in their last game. Northwestern State led 37-33 at halftime, but allowed Lamar to force overtime, where they were out scored 12-7 for the loss. The Demons shot 47.7% from the field and were -11 in rebounding margin in the game. Northwestern State defeated Houston Christian by a score of 86-73 in the game prior to Lamar, but lost to Texas A&M-CC before that. The Demons are scoring 70.7 points per game with 33.1 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game, while giving up 76.2 points against per game this season. Cliff Davis is averaging 13.9 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. Northwestern State is shooting 43.8% from the field, 66.3% on free throws, and 32% on three pointers this year. 

Nicholls vs Northwestern State Betting Prediction

Nicholls comes into this matchup with an 11-5 conference record and they are currently third in the Southland standings. The Colonels are scoring over 73 points per game and they have scored at least 85 points in three of their last four games. Northwestern State has lost two of their last three games and they are just 7-9 in conference play. These two teams have very similar field goal percentages and points against per game, but Nicholls is scoring more points per game and has the rebounding advantage. Take the Colonels on the road. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Nicholls ML

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