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

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 6, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bearkats (-2.5)

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Bearkats to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (4.1) is 1.6 points further in their direction.

Pick OU:
Under (150.5)

In this game, the model projects a total (147.9 points) slightly lower than the DraftKings over/under (150.5 points).

Prediction: Sam Houston State 76, Nicholls State 72

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The average implied total for the Bearkats this season is 80.1 points, 3.1 more points than their implied total of 77 points in Saturday’s game.
  • Sam Houston State has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (77) six times.
  • The 78.9-point average implied total on the season for the Colonels is 4.9 more points than the team’s 74-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Nicholls State has scored more than 74 points in nine games on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Sam Houston State and Nicholls State Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bearkats 6-5 1-1 5-6
Colonels 6-5-1 4-2-1 4-8

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Sam Houston State

Nicholls State
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
1/31/2021 SFA Loss 78-68 1/27/2021 McNeese Win 76-69
1/27/2021 Texas A&M-CC Win 75-70 1/24/2021 Carver Win 105-60
1/20/2021 Abilene Christian Win 64-57 1/23/2021 New Orleans Win 86-62
1/16/2021 Houston Baptist Win 87-80 1/20/2021 Houston Baptist Win 92-83
1/13/2021 Lamar Win 96-71 1/16/2021 Central Arkansas Win 74-72

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