Nicholls State at SMU: 3/16/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Nicholls State at SMU: 3/16/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

SMU Mustangs (23-8) vs Nicholls State Colonels (21-11)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Moody Coliseum)

Betting Odds: SMU Mustangs -17 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The SMU Mustangs will play the Nicholls State Colonels in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Wednesday Afternoon in the first round of the NIT Tournament.

The SMU Mustangs are coming off of a 7 point loss against Memphis in their last time out. Marcus Weathers had 16 points in the loss against Memphis. Kendric Davis and Michael Weathers had 12 each in the semifinal loss. 

The SMU Mustangs are led in scoring by Kendric Davis who averages 19.4 points and 3.8 rebounds for this team. Marcus Weathers averages 12.5 points and 7.4 rebounds a game for this team. Emmanuel Bandoumel is the third leading scorer for the Mustangs as he averages 10.8 points a game for this team.

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The Mustangs are averaging 74.4 points per game on 44.6% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 67.4 points per game. They are shooting 74.4% from the free throw line.

The Nicholls State Colonels are coming off of a 7 point loss against Texas A&M CC in their last time out. Latrell Jones had 20 points for the Colonels. Devante Carter added 17 points and nine rebounds. Ty Gordon had 14 points in the loss. 

The Nicholls State Colonels are led in scoring by Ty Gordon who averages 21.4 points and 3.4 rebounds for this team. Latrell Jones averages 11.8 points and 3.9 rebounds a night. DeVante Carter is the third leading scorer for the Colonels as he averages 11.8 points a game for this team.

The Colonels are averaging 79.1 points per game on 47.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 71.4 points per game. They are shooting 63.1% from the free throw line. 

The Mustangs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite. The Mustangs are also 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. The Colonels are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss. I like the Mustangs to win and cover here as they could’ve easily made the big dance.

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