Nicholls Colonels vs. Boston University Terriers ATS Prediction


The Nicholls Colonels (5-4) will travel to Case Gym to go head-to-head against the Boston University Terriers (6-5). Action begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

Nicholls Colonels vs. Boston University Terriers ATS Odds

Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Terriers barely escaped the Northeastern Huskies 77-74, while the Colonels dismantled the Mississippi College Choctaws 86-58.

The Colonels had a much better turnover percentage (14.8 vs. 27.1) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.602 vs. 0.405). The Terriers, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (37.1 vs. 24.2) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.542 vs. 0.500). Tyler Scanlon played a key role for Boston University with 16 points and eight rebounds. Nicholls, meanwhile, rallied around Jeremiah Jefferson, who contributed 28 points.

It could be a mistake-prone game for the Boston University offense. Dating back to last season, Boston University ranks 195th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 20.0 percent), while the disruptive defense of Nicholls has forced the 41st-most turnovers in the nation (22.3 percent).

Nicholls Colonels at Boston University Terriers Free Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Boston University, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Nicholls ranks 14th in steals per game (9.0) while Boston University ranks 198th (6.8).
  • The Colonels rank 87th in three pointers attempted per game (24.3) while the Terriers rank 231st (19.7).
  • Boston University ranks 126th in rebounds allowed per game (33.8) while Nicholls ranks 229th (37.4).