Houston Baptist Huskies at Nicholls Colonels ATS Prediction 01/12/19

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The Nicholls Colonels (9-7, 2-1 SthLnd) welcome the Houston Baptist Huskies (5-8, 1-1 SthLnd) to David R. Stopher Gym. The Colonels look to continue their six-game home winning streak, while the Huskies attempt to end their five-game road losing streak. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Houston Baptist Huskies vs. Nicholls Colonels ATS Odds

In their last contest, the Colonels were victorious over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, 78-73, while the Huskies were beaten by the New Orleans Privateers, 81-76.

The Colonels knocked down 16 of their 20 free throws (80.0 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.508 (above their season average of 0.484). Houston Baptist, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of converting from the free throw line (18-20; 90.0 percent). Brandon Moore Jr. had a solid game for Nicholls with 25 points and eight rebounds. Edward Hardt, meanwhile led the way for Houston Baptist, contributing 11 points and 14 rebounds.

The Colonels dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the last matchup, Nicholls won 94-67. The Colonels’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Huskies. Nicholls had a rate of 11.5, while Houston Baptist posted a mark of 18.6. This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.

The offensive glass could be a huge edge for Houston Baptist in this contest. The Huskies rank 20th in offensive rebounding percentage (36.3 percent), while Nicholls ranks 293rd in defensive rebounding percentage (68.5 percent).

Houston Baptist Huskies vs. Nicholls Colonels Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Nicholls, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Houston Baptist averages 37.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 79th in the NCAA. Nicholls ranks 241st in rebounds allowed per game (40.2).
  • The Colonels rank 18th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Huskies rank 119th (6.8).
  • Houston Baptist ranks 93rd in assists per game (14.4) while Nicholls ranks 161st in assists allowed per game (14.2).
  • The Colonels rank 20th in three pointers attempted per game (28.4) while the Huskies rank 179th (20.8).
  • Nicholls ranks 36th in blocks per game (4.6) while Houston Baptist ranks 186th (1.3).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Huskies have scored an average of 88.2 points per game (5.5 above their season average) and allowed an average of 84.0 points per game (0.6 below their season average).
  • The Colonels have outscored opponents by an average of 9.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Nicholls has been defeated by an average of 0.3 points.