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Lamar Cardinals @ Nicholls State Colonels

Current Records: Lamar 8-7, Nicholls State 7-8

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Lamar has enjoyed a three-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The Lamar Cardinals and the Nicholls State Colonels will face off in a Southland battle at 4:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at David R. Stopher Gymnasium. Both teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

Last Monday, the Cardinals didn't have too much trouble with the Cardinals at home as they won 75-59.

Meanwhile, Nicholls State waltzed into their game Tuesday with two straight wins but they left with three. They walked away with a 66-61 victory over the Lions.

The Cardinals pushed their record up to 8-7 with that win, which was their third straight at home. They've been dominating during the contests in that stretch too, as they've won by an average of 21 points. As for the Colonels, their victory bumped their record up to 7-8.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: Lamar have been smashing the glass this season, having averaged 40.6 rebounds per game. However, it's not like Nicholls State struggles in that department as they've been averaging 36.2 rebounds per game. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

Lamar is hoping to beat the odds on Saturday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. For those looking to play the spread, keep Lamar in mind: they have a solid 9-3-1 record against the spread this season.


Nicholls State is a 3.5-point favorite against Lamar, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Colonels as a 4-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 151.5 points.

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Series History

Nicholls State has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Lamar.

  • Mar 01, 2023 - Nicholls State 64 vs. Lamar 60
  • Jan 12, 2023 - Lamar 69 vs. Nicholls State 66
  • Feb 10, 2021 - Nicholls State 76 vs. Lamar 71
  • Jan 06, 2021 - Nicholls State 76 vs. Lamar 69
  • Feb 12, 2020 - Nicholls State 69 vs. Lamar 65
  • Jan 08, 2020 - Nicholls State 61 vs. Lamar 52
  • Jan 30, 2019 - Lamar 90 vs. Nicholls State 69
  • Jan 24, 2018 - Nicholls State 79 vs. Lamar 74
  • Mar 02, 2017 - Lamar 87 vs. Nicholls State 75
  • Jan 21, 2017 - Lamar 87 vs. Nicholls State 76