Nicholls State vs McNeese State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/13/24

McNeese State (28-3) vs Nicholls State (20-13)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 5:00 pm (The Legacy Center)

Betting Odds: McNeese State -15.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: ESPN2 Stream College Basketball all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Nicholls Colonels and the McNeese Cowboys meet Wednesday in the college basketball Southland Tournament championship at the Legacy Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Nicholls vs. McNeese prediction.

Nicholls Team Preview

The Nicholls Colonels come into this game looking to hoist the Southland conference title after taking out Texas A&M-CC 81-73 in overtime in the semifinals. Diante Smith leads the Colonels in scoring and assists with 15.4 PPG and 3 APG along with 6.3 RPG while Jamal West Jr. has 13.5 PPG along with a team-high 7.5 RPG and 2.2 APG to lead the Colonels on the glass. Robert Brown III has 13.8 PPG with 3.1 RPG while Byron Ireland has 11.6 PPG with 4.1 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Nicholls up to this point in the year. As a team, Nicholls is averaging 73.8 PPG on 44.3% shooting from the field, 36.5% from three and 72.2% from the foul line this season.

More College Basketball Picks: Oregon State vs UCLA Prediction!

McNeese Team Preview

The McNeese Cowboys booked their spot in the conference title game after picking up a 76-57 win over Lamar last time out. Shahada Wells leads the Cowboys in scoring and assists with 17.5 PPG and 4.7 APG with 4.5 RPG as well while Christian Shumate has 12 PPG with a team-high 9.6 RPG to lead the Cowboys on the glass this season. DJ Richards Jr. has 11.3 PPG and Javohn Garcia has 11.2 PPG with 3.2 RPG to round out the scoring in double figures for McNeese so far this season. As a team, McNeese is averaging 80.1 PPG on 49% shooting from the field, 38.3% from three and 68.7% from the foul line this season.

Nicholls vs. McNeese Prediction

I’m on McNeese here. The Colonels are on quite the run to get to the title game, but McNeese has been the best team in the Southland wire-to-wire and have owned Nicholls in the two meetings in the regular season. McNeese has fit the bill of an NCAA tournament team and it looks like the Cowboys’ time. It’s a big number for a conference championship game, but if the third meeting is anything like the first two, this will be over quick. Give me the Cowboys.

Chris’s Pick McNeese -15.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

NBA, MLB, NHL Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Thursday 4/11/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 |

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.