Sam Houston State Bearkats vs. Nicholls State Colonels: 2/6/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 6, 2021

The Nicholls State Colonels (9-4) are 2.5-point underdogs as they try to extend a seven-game winning streak when they visit the Sam Houston State Bearkats (8-6) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. The contest airs at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The matchup’s point total is set at 150.5.

Betting Information

Sam Houston State vs Nicholls State Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Sam Houston State-2.5-110-110150.5-110-110-148124

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Sam Houston State vs Nicholls State
ATSOver/UnderScore Prediction
Sam Houston State (-2.5) Under (150.5) Sam Houston State 76 Nicholls State 72

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Total Facts

  • In 57.1% of their games this season (eight of 14 chances), the Bearkats and their opponents have scored more than this matchup’s over/under of 150.5 points.
  • In five of 13 opportunities (38.5%) this season, Nicholls State and its opponents have combined to score more than 150.5 points.
  • These teams average a combined 155.8 points per game, 5.3 more points than the over/under of 150.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 144.3 points per game, 6.2 less than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average total the Bearkats have had set in games this season is 2.0 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Colonels this year is 3.0 points less than this game’s over/under.

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Sam Houston State Betting Information

  • The Bearkats have been strong against the spread this season, earning a 6-5 record.
  • When favored by at least 2.5 points, the Bearkats have compiled a 1-1 record ATS.
  • Sam Houston State and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 5 of 11 games this season (45.5%).

Nicholls State Betting Information

  • The Colonels have a winning record against the spread, going 6-5-1 ATS (covering 50% of the time).
  • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Colonels have fared well, going 4-2-1 against the spread.
  • Nicholls State and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this season — 4 of 12 (33.3%).

Head to Head

Sam Houston State vs Nicholls State (Last 3 Games)
DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
2/8/2020N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season88-82 NICHLS
1/4/2020Sam Houston State-10.5147-625+447Regular Season70-58 NICHLS
2/20/2019N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season84-74 SMHO

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Sam Houston State Leaders

  • The Bearkats scoring leader is Zach Nutall, who averages 19.6 per contest to go with 5.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
  • Tristan Ikpe is the Bearkats leading rebounder, pulling down 5.9 per game, while Donte Powers is their best passer, distributing 3.1 assists in each contest.
  • Demarkus Lampley makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bearkats, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.
  • Javion May is Sam Houston State’s leader in steals, averaging 1.2 steals per game, while Ikpe leads them in blocks with 1.0 per contest.

Nicholls State Leaders

  • The Colonels’ Jitaurious Gordon puts up enough points (15.1 per game) and assists (4.1 per game) to top the team’s leaderboards.
  • Najee Garvin’s stat line of 6.7 rebounds, 13.0 points and 0.5 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Nicholls State rebounding leaderboard.
  • Gordon provides the most three-point shooting production for the Colonels. He makes 2.7 threes per game.
  • The Colonels’ leader in steals is Kevin Johnson with 2.5 per game, and Ryghe Lyons is their leader in blocks with 1.7 per game.
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