Nicholls State Colonels vs. Northwestern State Demons Southland Men’s Basketball Tournament Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 12, 2021

min read
BetMGM Jul 23, 2021, 9.41 AM

The No. 1 seed Nicholls State Colonels (17-6) are favored by 7.5 points in the Southland Tournament semifinals when they square off against the No. 4 seed Northwestern State Demons (11-17) Friday at Leonard E. Merrell Center, starting at 6:00 PM ET on ESPN+. The winner moves one game closer to claiming a guaranteed place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

BetMGM NCAA Basketball Betting Odds

Nicholls State vs Northwestern State Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Nicholls State -7.5 -110 -110 154 -110 -110 -357 280

Click here to bet on Nicholls State vs Northwestern State and other NCAA College Basketball games with BetMGM.

Point Total Insights

  • In nine of its 23 games this season (39.1%), Nicholls State and its opponents have gone over the current total of 154.
  • In 46.4% of Northwestern State games this season (13/28), the total points scored was more than Friday's total of 154.
  • The combined points per game average of the two teams, 151.9, is 2.1 points fewer than Friday's over/under.
  • The Colonels score the same number of points per game (79.4) as the Demons give up (79.4).
  • The Demons put up an average of 72.5 points per game, just 0.4 fewer points than the 72.9 the Colonels give up to opponents.
  • Head to Head

    Nicholls State vs Northwestern State (Last 6 Games)
    Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
    3/1/2021 Nicholls State -9 151.5 -478 +360 Regular Season 87-71
    1/13/2021 Nicholls State -6.5 153.5 -286 +227 Regular Season 76-66
    2/19/2020 Nicholls State -3 144 -159 +128 Regular Season 73-69
    1/15/2020 Nicholls State -12.5 140 -1000 +637 Regular Season 73-72
    3/6/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 83-60
    1/2/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-72

    Find moneyline, ATS, and Over/Under Bets on BetMGM's online sportsbook.

    Nicholls State Betting Data

  • Against the spread, Nicholls State has been strong this season, posting a 12-8 record.
  • The Colonels have covered half the time, going 2-2 against the spread when favored by at least 7.5 points.
  • Nicholls State and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 0 of 20 games this season (0%).
  • Place a bet on the Nicholls State Colonels to win the Southland conference at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Nicholls State Leaders

    Colonels Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Najee Garvin 13 13.6 7.7 0.5 0.9 0.2 0.2
    Andre Jones 11 11.2 6.0 3.8 0.8 0.5 0.5
    Kevin Johnson 14 10.2 2.0 3.9 2.7 0.1 1.4
    Jaylen Fornes 14 10.0 3.3 0.9 0.6 0.1 1.4
    Ryghe Lyons 14 7.1 6.1 0.6 0.9 2.0 0.1

    Northwestern State Betting Data

  • Northwestern State has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its games, going 11-12 ATS.
  • When they are at least 7.5-point underdogs, the Demons have not fared well, going 0-1 against the spread.
  • Northwestern State has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 4.3% of matchups this season (1 out of 23 chances).
  • Place a bet on the Northwestern State Demons to win the Southland conference at the BetMGM online sportsbook.

    Northwestern State Leaders

    Demons Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Trenton Massner 14 13.3 4.9 2.1 1.4 0.3 1.2
    Jairus Roberson 12 10.5 2.1 1.1 0.6 0.2 2.6
    Larry Owens 15 6.3 3.5 0.5 0.9 0.1 0.0
    Brian White 13 5.7 1.2 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.5
    Jovan Zelenbaba 14 5.6 2.3 0.4 0.7 0.0 0.9
    About the Author

    BetMGM

    Read More

    Our BetMGM editors and authors are sports experts with a wealth of knowledge of the sports industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news, previews and predictions, fun facts, and betting.

    Our BetMGM editors and authors are sports experts with a wealth of knowledge of the sports industry at all levels. Their coverage includes sports news, previews and predictions, fun facts, and betting.