3/4/2024 Northwestern State v. Nicholls State Game Preview

March 4, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET
Conference Regular Season

Prather Coliseum
Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Nicholls State vs. Northwestern State Prediction: Odds, Spread & Insights for Monday, March 4

Southland foes square off when the Nicholls State Colonels (16-13, 11-5 Southland) travel to face the Northwestern State Demons (9-20, 7-9 Southland) at Prather Coliseum, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Monday, March 4, 2024.

Against the Demons, the Colonels are currently slim 1.5-point favorites. The matchup's point total has been set at 142.5 by sportsbooks.

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Nicholls State vs. Northwestern State game info

  • Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
  • Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • How to Watch on TV: ESPN+
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  • Location: Natchitoches, Louisiana
  • Venue: Prather Coliseum
  • Spread: Nicholls State -1.5
  • Moneylines: Nicholls State -125, Northwestern State +105
  • Total: 142.5

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Prediction: Who will win the Nicholls State vs. Northwestern State game?

  • Prediction: Nicholls State 75, Northwestern State 74
  • Pick ATS: Northwestern State (+1.5)
  • Pick OU: Over (142.5)

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Nicholls State vs. Northwestern State betting insights

  • Nicholls State has put together a 15-10-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • The Colonels have been favored by 1.5 points or more 10 times this season, and covered the spread in seven of those matchups.
  • Northwestern State is 14-12-0 ATS this season.
  • The Demons are 10-12 ATS this season when playing as at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • In 13 games this season, Nicholls State and its opponents have gone over 142.5 combined points.
  • The Demons have combined with their opponents to score more than 142.5 points in 15 of 26 games this season.
  • These teams rack up 144.3 points per game between them, 1.8 more than this game's point total.

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Nicholls State vs. Northwestern State stat comparison

Nicholls State Rank Nicholls State AVG Northwestern State AVG Northwestern State Rank
187th 73.6 Points Scored 70.7 267th
273rd 75.2 Points Allowed 76.2 298th
178th 35.3 Rebounds 33.3 296th
249th 7.9 Off. Rebounds 9.4 117th
95th 8.3 3pt Made 6.7 251st
325th 11.1 Assists 11.8 288th
287th 12.4 Turnovers 12.7 305th

Nicholls State top performers

  • Jamal West: 14.0 PTS, 7.5 REB, 1.7 BLK, 50.9 FG%, 20.0 3PT% (4-for-20)
  • Diante Smith: 15.4 PTS, 2.0 STL, 41.4 FG%, 39.9 3PT% (65-for-163)
  • Robert Brown III: 13.2 PTS, 41.2 FG%, 38.4 3PT% (61-for-159)
  • Byron Ireland: 11.7 PTS, 1.4 STL, 42.5 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (22-for-66)
  • Jalen White: 7.6 PTS, 41.0 FG%, 37.3 3PT% (53-for-142)

Northwestern State top performers

  • Chase Forte: 9.2 PTS, 1.7 STL, 41.4 FG%, 21.4 3PT% (12-for-56)
  • Cliff Davis: 13.9 PTS, 40.6 FG%, 39.9 3PT% (87-for-218)
  • Braelon Bush: 10.6 PTS, 40.5 FG%, 29.4 3PT% (32-for-109)
  • Justin Wilson: 7.9 PTS, 66.4 FG%
  • Duane Posey: 6.9 PTS, 55.7 FG%

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2023-2024 Team Stats

GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
Nicholls State3441.373.925.056.1.4458.422.9.36515.621.5.7257.923.631.611.46.74.112.418.7
Northwestern State3240.670.525.358.5.4326.420.1.31713.720.7.65910.121.631.711.57.03.312.618.7
NICH Opponents3441.373.925.959.6.4346.721.4.31515.522.9.6779.623.232.812.87.63.711.117.4
NSU Opponents3240.675.926.358.1.4527.021.6.32216.423.6.69710.824.134.913.27.24.313.017.6


Head to Head Since 2002-2003

Date Away Team Home Team Score Winner Game Type Venue
Feb 5, 2024
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
66 - 73
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 14, 2023
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
63 - 77
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 7, 2023
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
48 - 68
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 24, 2022
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
80 - 62
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Jan 20, 2022
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
58 - 69
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Mar 12, 2021
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
76 - 88
Nicholls State
Conference Tournament Merrell Center
Mar 1, 2021
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
71 - 87
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 13, 2021
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
76 - 66
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 19, 2020
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
73 - 69
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Jan 15, 2020
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
73 - 72
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Mar 6, 2019
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
60 - 83
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 2, 2019
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
78 - 72
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 28, 2018
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
73 - 70
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Dec 28, 2017
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
46 - 87
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Feb 18, 2017
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
80 - 78
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 12, 2017
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
81 - 86
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 22, 2016
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
67 - 81
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Jan 25, 2016
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
88 - 80
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Feb 23, 2015
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
79 - 57
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 26, 2015
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
51 - 80
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Mar 13, 2014
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
72 - 88
Northwestern State
Conference Tournament Merrell Center
Feb 8, 2014
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
73 - 86
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 16, 2013
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
84 - 79
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 17, 2013
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
93 - 78
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 29, 2012
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
61 - 92
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Jan 11, 2012
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
80 - 79
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Mar 2, 2011
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
81 - 83
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 12, 2011
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
64 - 73
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Jan 23, 2010
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
98 - 99
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Jan 9, 2010
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
72 - 79
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 24, 2009
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
69 - 85
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 10, 2009
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
69 - 60
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 28, 2008
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
60 - 82
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 31, 2008
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
67 - 70
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 22, 2007
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
93 - 92
Nicholls State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Jan 25, 2007
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
98 - 88
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Feb 16, 2006
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
79 - 70
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Feb 23, 2005
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
67 - 65
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Feb 10, 2005
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
93 - 95
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 12, 2004
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
78 - 77
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 15, 2004
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
55 - 90
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum
Feb 20, 2003
Northwestern State
Nicholls State
62 - 53
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season David R. Stopher Gymnasium
Jan 18, 2003
Nicholls State
Northwestern State
61 - 70
Northwestern State
Conference Regular Season Prather Coliseum

2023-2024 Nicholls State Colonels Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters Q. Strander B. Ireland R. Brown III J. West D. Smith
Rotation M. Gray, Jr.       M. Collins
Rotation         O. Koureissi
Lim PT M. Thomas T. Anderson J. White    
Lim PT   H. Verdin T. Blanchard    
Lim PT   Z. Griffin D. Bradley    

2023-2024 Northwestern State Demons Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Bush C. Davis C. Forte J. Lane J. Wilson
Rotation     J. Slack C. Mubiru J. Riley
Rotation     D. Posey    
Lim PT M. Williams K. Hardy R. Forrest J. Epps  
Lim PT   A. Thomas J. Warren    
Lim PT   E. McDonald A. Patterson    
Lim PT   J. Wilson      

Nicholls State Colonels Player Stats

# Player Pos GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
7 Taj Anderson G 2 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
14 Taylor Blanchard F 6 2.8 1.3 0.5 0.8 .600 0.3 0.5 .667 0.0 0.0 .000 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
6 Doctor Bradley G 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2 Rob Brown III G 32 34.4 13.8 4.5 10.5 .429 2.5 6.1 .408 2.3 2.9 .777 0.5 2.6 3.1 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.7 1.7
0 Mekhi Collins F 31 18.7 4.1 1.7 2.4 .707 0.0 0.0 .000 0.7 1.8 .382 1.7 2.6 4.3 0.2 0.4 0.9 0.7 2.9
9 Mike Gray, Jr. G 31 19.5 6.2 2.0 5.3 .387 0.9 3.0 .298 1.2 1.5 .787 0.9 1.8 2.7 1.0 0.6 0.0 0.7 1.7
22 Zane Griffin SG 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
13 Byron Ireland G 28 29.6 11.4 4.0 9.2 .432 0.9 2.7 .316 2.5 3.2 .787 0.7 3.3 4.0 2.2 1.4 0.1 2.2 2.8
1 Oumar Koureissi F 33 12.6 4.1 1.2 3.0 .418 0.1 0.3 .200 1.5 2.1 .714 0.7 1.9 2.6 0.2 0.4 0.8 1.1 2.2
5 Diante Smith F 31 33.8 16.0 5.5 12.9 .421 2.5 6.4 .394 2.6 3.3 .784 1.1 5.1 6.2 3.0 1.9 0.4 2.4 2.5
24 Quinn Strander G 26 14.2 2.6 0.8 1.5 .500 0.2 0.4 .364 0.9 1.3 .697 0.4 1.3 1.7 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.8 1.7
3 Micah Thomas G 8 19.0 7.6 2.6 6.9 .382 1.0 2.4 .421 1.4 1.4 1.000 0.2 1.1 1.4 1.0 0.1 0.0 1.0 1.6
8 Heyden Verdin G 2 2.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 .000 0.0 0.5 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
15 Jamal West F 34 32.6 13.4 4.6 9.1 .503 0.1 0.8 .185 4.1 6.0 .691 2.1 5.4 7.4 2.1 0.6 1.6 3.1 3.3
21 Jalen White F 31 25.6 6.9 2.2 5.4 .410 1.7 4.6 .373 0.8 0.8 .923 0.2 1.3 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.2 0.5 1.4

Northwestern State Demons Player Stats

# Player Pos GPMPGPPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%ORBDRBTRBAPGSPGBPGTOVPF
4 Braelon Bush G 31 31.5 10.3 3.7 9.5 .388 1.1 3.7 .284 1.9 2.3 .817 0.3 1.8 2.1 3.1 0.9 0.0 2.0 1.5
10 Cliff Davis G 31 31.4 13.7 4.6 11.5 .399 3.0 7.6 .392 1.5 1.8 .842 0.8 2.8 3.6 1.7 1.0 0.1 1.3 1.8
2 Jamison Epps PF 11 25.1 6.3 2.6 7.2 .367 0.3 1.8 .150 0.7 0.9 .800 1.7 4.4 6.1 1.5 0.4 0.2 2.5 2.5
5 Ryan Forrest GF 10 20.2 11.8 4.2 10.9 .385 0.8 3.5 .229 2.6 4.2 .619 0.5 1.6 2.1 0.8 0.7 0.4 2.0 1.5
15 Chase Forte PG 32 31.1 9.8 3.4 8.1 .422 0.4 1.9 .233 2.5 4.7 .537 1.2 3.0 4.2 3.8 1.8 0.3 2.5 2.3
35 Karlin Hardy G 11 3.1 0.4 0.1 0.5 .167 0.1 0.3 .333 0.1 0.4 .250 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3
0 Jimel Lane F 31 19.6 5.5 2.2 4.8 .453 0.4 1.2 .289 0.7 1.2 .605 0.8 2.6 3.4 0.5 0.7 0.6 1.3 2.4
2 Emareyon McDonald G - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Chris Mubiru G 32 15.6 3.4 1.2 3.5 .342 0.6 2.1 .299 0.4 0.6 .722 0.5 1.5 2.0 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.7 1.2
  Addison Patterson SF - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Duane Posey GF 29 17.9 6.7 2.1 4.2 .512 0.0 0.1 .000 2.4 3.3 .726 1.7 2.6 4.3 0.4 0.6 0.3 1.6 2.6
22 J.C. Riley C 23 11.3 3.0 1.2 2.1 .571 0.0 0.0 .000 0.6 1.0 .636 1.0 1.7 2.7 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.3 1.6
12 Jaedaun Slack SF 24 14.6 5.2 1.6 4.5 .364 0.8 2.0 .367 1.2 1.8 .674 0.9 1.8 2.7 0.4 0.5 0.1 0.6 1.6
25 Anthony Thomas G 4 20.2 5.0 2.2 7.0 .321 0.2 1.8 .143 0.2 1.2 .200 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.5 1.0 0.0 1.8 1.8
1 J.T. Warren F 6 13.2 5.2 1.5 3.8 .391 0.2 0.8 .200 2.0 2.8 .706 1.7 0.8 2.5 0.3 0.8 0.7 0.2 1.2
13 Mitch Williams G 6 4.0 0.8 0.3 0.8 .400 0.2 0.5 .333 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2
3 John Manzie Wilson G 2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
11 Justin Wilson F 32 19.6 9.0 3.6 5.5 .659 0.0 0.0 .000 1.7 2.9 .598 2.2 2.6 4.8 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.9 3.0

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