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McNeese vs Nicholls State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Southland Tournament Championship

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McNeese vs Nicholls State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - Southland Tournament Championship

The No. 1 seed McNeese Cowboys (29-3, 17-1 Southland) and the No. 3 Nicholls State Colonels (20-13, 13-5 Southland) will face off to determine the Southland champion on Wednesday at 5:00 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

McNeese vs. Nicholls State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 13, 2024
  • Game Time: 5:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • Arena: The Legacy Center

McNeese vs. Nicholls State Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: McNeese win (91.4%)

McNeese is a 16.5-point favorite against Nicholls State on Wednesday and the over/under has been set at 135.5 points. Here's a few betting insights and trends before you place a wager on the outing.

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McNeese vs. Nicholls State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • McNeese has won 16 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 12 times.
  • Nicholls State has put together a 19-11-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • McNeese covers the spread when it is a 16.5-point favorite or more 66.7% of the time. That's more often than Nicholls State covers as an underdog of 16.5 or more (60%).
  • At home, the Cowboys sport a better record against the spread (7-5-0) compared to their ATS record on the road (7-7-0).
  • In 2023-24 against the spread, the Colonels have a better winning percentage at home (.667, 6-3-0 record) than away (.647, 11-6-0).
  • McNeese is 9-10-0 against the spread in conference play this year.
  • Nicholls State has covered the spread 13 times in 20 Southland games.

McNeese vs. Nicholls State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • McNeese has been victorious in 21, or 95.5%, of the 22 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • The Cowboys have yet to lose in eight games when named as moneyline favorite of -2800 or better.
  • Nicholls State has a 6-10 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 37.5% of those games).
  • The Colonels have gone 1-4 when playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +1200 or longer (20%).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies McNeese has a 96.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

McNeese vs. Nicholls State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • McNeese outscores opponents by 19.0 points per game (scoring 80.1 per game to rank 44th in college basketball while allowing 61.1 per outing to rank fourth in college basketball) and has a +608 scoring differential overall.
  • Shahada Wells ranks 104th in the nation with a team-leading 17.5 points per game.
  • Nicholls State puts up 73.8 points per game (172nd in college basketball) while allowing 73.4 per contest (233rd in college basketball). It has a +14 scoring differential.
  • Diante Smith leads Nicholls State, putting up 15.4 points per game (242nd in college basketball).
  • The Cowboys win the rebound battle by an average of 3.9 boards. They are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game (114th in college basketball) compared to their opponents' 32.7 per contest.
  • Christian Shumate tops the team with 9.6 rebounds per game (28th in college basketball action).
  • The Colonels lose the rebound battle by 1.6 boards on average. They collect 35.6 rebounds per game, 158th in college basketball, while their opponents pull down 37.2.
  • Jamal West averages 7.5 rebounds per game (127th in college basketball) to lead the Colonels.
  • McNeese averages 105.3 points per 100 possessions on offense (14th in college basketball), and gives up 80.3 points per 100 possessions (second in college basketball).
  • The Colonels rank 213th in college basketball with 93.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 189th defensively with 93.2 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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