New Orleans vs Nicholls State Basketball Picks 2-19-24


The Nicholls Colonels and the New Orleans Privateers meet in college basketball action from the Lakefront Arena on Monday night. Who comes out on top in this Southland Conference matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Nicholls vs. New Orleans Prediction.

Nicholls Team Preview

The Nicholls Colonels come into this game looking to rebound from a 74-47 loss to McNeese last time out. Diante Smith leads the Colonels in scoring and assists with 15.3 PPG and 3.2 APG along with 6.3 RPG while Jamal West Jr. has 14.8 PPG along with a team-high 7.8 RPG and 2.4 APG to lead the Colonels on the glass. Byron Ireland and Robert Brown each have 12.3 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Nicholls up to this point in the year. As a team, Nicholls is averaging 72.3 PPG on 43.1% shooting from the field, 34.2% from three and 72.1% from the foul line this season. Nicholls will meet Texas A&M-Commerce after this one.

New Orleans Team Preview

The New Orleans Privateers come into this one looking to snap a three-game losing streak after a 94-72 loss to Lamar last time out. Jordan Johnson leads the Privateers in scoring and assists with 21.6 PPG and 4.1 APG along with 3.3 RPG while Khaleb Wilson-Rouse has 11.3 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for New Orleans up to this point in the year. Jamond Vincent has 8.3 PPG with 5.7 RPG to lead the Privateers on the glass so far this season and Tyson Jackson has 9.1 PPG and 5.3 RPG. As a team, New Orleans is averaging 74.8 PPG on 42.5% shooting from the field, 32.5% from three and 71.5% from the foul line this season.

Nicholls vs. New Orleans Prediction

I’m on Nicholls here. It’s just hard to get on New Orleans, even at home, with how poor the Privateers’ defense has been for much of the season. Nicholls is simply the better team playing better basketball, and they’ve posted a winning record on the road up to this point in the year. Give me the Colonels in this one.

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