Nicholls State Colonels vs. Central Arkansas Sugar Bears 2/20/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 21, 2021

The Nicholls State Colonels (11-5) host the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears (1-15) as heavy, 11.5-point favorites after Najee Garvin went off for 30 points in the Colonels 86-84 victory over SE Louisiana. The matchup is at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 153 points.

Betting Information

Nicholls State vs Central Arkansas Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Nicholls State -11.5 -110 -110 153 -110 -112 -770 525

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Computer picks for Nicholls State vs Central Arkansas
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Nicholls State (-11.5) Under (153) Nicholls State 81 Central Arkansas 69

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Total Facts

  • The Colonels and their opponents have scored at least 153 points — this matchup’s over/under — in six of 16 outings (37.5%) this season.
  • Central Arkansas has played in eight games this year (out of 16 total matchups — 50% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 153 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 7.2 fewer points per game (145.8) than this game’s over/under of 153 points.
  • The Colonels and the Sugar Bears have seen their opponents average a combined 0.6 more points per game than the point total of 153 set in this outing.
  • The Colonels average point total in outings this year is 149, four points below the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Sugar Bears this year is 2.6 points lower than this game’s over/under.

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Nicholls State Betting Information

  • Nicholls State has covered in just six of 15 matchups this season.
  • The Colonels have posted a losing record of 0-1 against the spread when the spread is -11.5 or bigger.
  • Nicholls State and its opponents have reached the over/under in just 6 of 15 games this season (40%).

Central Arkansas Betting Information

  • The Sugar Bears have a losing record against the spread, going 4-10 ATS (covering only 28.6% of the time).
  • Central Arkansas and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this season — 8 of 14 (57.1%).

Head to Head

Nicholls State vs Central Arkansas (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/16/2021 Nicholls State -3.5 157.5 -175 +140 Regular Season 74-72 NICHLS
2/22/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 84-65 CARK
1/18/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-72 NICHLS
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 100-57 NICHLS
1/19/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 74-68 CARK

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Nicholls State Leaders

  • The leader in points and assists for the Colonels is Jitaurious Gordon, who scores 14.4 points and distributes 3.8 assists per game.
  • Nicholls State’s best rebounder is Garvin, who averages 6.7 boards per game in addition to his 13.3 PPG average.
  • Gordon makes more threes per game than any other member of the Colonels, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a rate of 2.4 per game.
  • Kevin Johnson and Ryghe Lyons lead the Colonels on the defensive end, with Johnson leading the team in steals averaging 2.2 per game and Lyons in blocks averaging 1.6 per contest.

Central Arkansas Leaders

  • Rylan Bergersen racks up 16.6 points and adds 4.2 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Sugar Bears’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Jared Chatham’s stat line of 6.3 rebounds, 7.5 points and 0.6 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Central Arkansas rebounding leaderboard.
  • Deandre Jones contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Sugar Bears. He knocks down 2.3 threes per game.
  • Jones (1.6 steals per game) is the steal leader for Central Arkansas while SK Shittu (0.5 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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