A game after he scored 30 points in an 86-84 win over SE Louisiana, Najee Garvin leads the Nicholls State Colonels (11-5) at home against the Central Arkansas Sugar Bears (1-15) as 11.5-point favorites. The matchup begins at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The over/under for the matchup is set at 153.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Colonels (-11.5)

The model line and the DraftKings line are within 0.5 points of each other.

Pick OU:
Under (153)

In this game, the model projects a total (150.8 points) slightly lower than the DraftKings over/under (153 points).

Prediction: Nicholls State 81, Central Arkansas 69

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 Colonels have an average implied point total of 78.3 this season, which is 3.7 points lower than their implied total in Saturday’s game (82).
  • Nicholls State has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (82) six times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Sugar Bears (83.2) is 12.2 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (71).
  • Central Arkansas has put up more than 71 points in six games on the season.

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

Nicholls State and Central Arkansas Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 11.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Colonels 6-8-1 0-1 6-9
Sugar Bears 4-10 0-0 8-6

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

Last 5 Games

Nicholls State

Central Arkansas
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/13/2021 SE Louisiana Win 86-84 2/13/2021 Sam Houston State Loss 97-57
2/10/2021 Lamar Win 76-71 2/6/2021 McNeese Loss 80-70
2/6/2021 Sam Houston State Loss 78-71 1/30/2021 Northwestern State Loss 81-77
1/27/2021 McNeese Win 76-69 1/27/2021 SE Louisiana Loss 69-57
1/24/2021 Carver Win 105-60 1/23/2021 Abilene Christian Loss 93-58

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