Nicholls vs McNeese Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/6/23
McNeese Cowboys (10-22) vs Nicholls Colonels (16-14)
Game Info: Monday, March 6, 2023 at 6:00 pm (The Legacy Center)
Betting Odds: McNeese Cowboys -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The McNeese Cowboys will play the Nicholls Colonels in the 2nd round of the Southland Conference Tournament on Monday night at the Legacy Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
The McNeese Cowboys are 10-22 (6-12) this season after they defeated Texas A&M Commerce by a score of 79-78 in their last game. McNeese shot 50.8% from the field and was +8 in rebounding margin in the win. The McNeese Cowboys are averaging 68.8 points per game, 75.4 points against per game, 34.6 rebounds per game, and 11.4 assists per game. Christian Shumate has led the Cowboys this season with 13.9 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game, and 0.8 steals per game. McNeese is shooting 42.9% from the field, 65.7% on free throws, and 32.4% on three pointers this year.
The Nicholls Colonels are 16-14 (11-7) this season after they defeated Lamar by a score of 64-60 in their last game. Nicholls shot 33.8% from the field and was +6 in rebounding margin in the win. The Nicholls Colonels are averaging 75.8 points per game, 72.5 points against per game, 35.2 rebounds per game, and 14.1 assists per game. Caleb Huffman has led the Colonels this season with 16.3 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, and 2.1 steals per game. Nicholls is shooting 45.4% from the field, 64.7% on free throws, and 34.4% on three pointers this year.
McNeese is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win. The over is 4-0 in McNeese’s last 4 games and the over is 15-5 in their last 20 games following an ATS win. Nicholls is 3-14-1 ATS in their last 18 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The under is 14-5 in Nicholls’ last 19 games.
McNeese comes into this game with one of the worst records in the Southland Conference this year, but they were able to pull off the upset in round one of the tournament. Nicholls finished the season in fourth place and they are better in just about every metric. McNeese is only shooting 42.9% from the field this season and they are allowing over 75 points against per game. I like Nicholls in this game.