Nicholls State vs Northwestern State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/4/24

Northwestern State (9-19) vs Nicholls State (16-13)

Game Info: Monday, March 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Prather Coliseum)

Betting Odds: Northwestern State Demons -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Nicholls State Colonels and the Northwestern State Demons meet Monday in college basketball action from Prather Coliseum. Nicholls State sits at 16-13 overall this year. The Colonels lost to McNeese in their last game. As for Northwestern State, they’re 9-20 following a loss to Lamar over the weekend. Let’s get into our Nicholls State vs. Northwestern State prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Nicholls State Colonels

The Colonels went 12-10 over their first 22 games of the year. In February Nicholls State hit a 1-2 stretch with losses to Lamar and McNeese State, then beat New Orleans, Texas A&M-Commerce and Incarnate Word. In their last appearance the Colonels fell to McNeese State, though.

Matched up against the Cowboys on Saturday, the Colonels faced a 39-22 deficit by halftime. Nicholls State didn’t get any closer on a 44-40 second half and lost big 83-62 in the end. Diante Smith was the team’s top scorer in the defeat with 29 points and nine rebounds.

Northwestern State Demons

Over on the Demons’ side, they were a rough 6-18 back on February 10 following a loss to SE Louisiana. Northwestern State is 3-2 in their last five with wins over New Orleans, Incarnate Word and Houston Christian. The losses otherwise came versus Texas A&M-CC and Lamar.

On Saturday versus Lamar, the Demons took a close defeat. Northwestern State hit 37 points in the first half, 33 in the second and seven in overtime for an 82-77 defeat in the end. Justin Wilson was the leading team scorer with his 24 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes.


I’ll stay with Nicholls State. The Colonels need a good bounce-back after a big loss to a talented McNeese team, though. Nicholls State shot just 35.1 percent in that one (giving up 51.9 percent on the other side) along with a 40-27 rebounding deficit and 15 turnovers. The loss broke a string of three straight games with 85 or more points.

Nicholls State managed a 73-66 home win the last time these teams met up back on February 5. In that one the Colonels posted a 33-27 rebounding edge (15-8 offensive) and scored 15 points off 11 Demons turnovers. Northwestern State should play better in the home rematch, but Nicholls State should be able to pull off the cover/win if all goes well.

Andrew’s Pick Nicholls State Colonels +1

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