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Nicholls Colonels vs Maryland Prediction 12/19/2023

The Nicholls Colonels (4-6) travel to face off against the Maryland Terrapins (6-4) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at XFINITY Center in College Park and televised on BTN. Both Nicholls and Maryland will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.

Nicholls Colonels vs Maryland Terrapins

The Nicholls Colonels Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Nicholls will face Maryland in their 11th game of the season, coming in with a record of 4-6. Looking at their previous ten road games, Nicholls has gone 4-6 on the road, dating back to last year. As of now, Nicholls has a winning record against the spread at 5-3. In their most recent five games, they are 2-1 ATS.

After 10 games, Nicholls has an over/under record of 4-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 153.5 points per game so far. When looking at the Colonels’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1, with their games averaging 151 points per game.

The Maryland Terrapins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Maryland, with a 6-4 record, will face Nicholls today. In their away games, the Terrapins have yet to win, going 0-3, while they have a 4-1 record at home. Maryland’s record vs. the spread heading into today’s game stands at 2-6. This season, they have gone 0-3 vs. the spread on the road and 2-3 vs. the spread at home.

Through 10 games, Maryland has an over/under record of 2-6-0 with their games averaging a combined 131.5 points per game so far. The Terrapins’ last five games have finished with a combined 149 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

Nicholls Offense Breakdown

Most recently, the Nicholls offense finished with just 55 points vs. Louisiana Tech. For the game, they hit 7/19 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 34%. The Nicholls offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 25.6 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

Jamal West Jr. (F) 16.7 7.9 3.1
Jalen White (G) 11.6 2.5 0.6
Rob Brown III (G) 11.2 4.2 1.8

Maryland Offense Breakdown

In their most recent game, the Maryland offense concluded with only 53 points against Indiana. Throughout the game, they made 2/16 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 35.7%. Offensively, the Terrapins hold a season-long field goal percentage of 41%, placing them 352nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 420th in terms of percentage and 344th in three-pointers made.

Jahmir Young (G) 17.2 3.3 4.2
Julian Reese (F) 15.8 9.9 1.0
Donta Scott (F) 8.5 4.8 0.6

Nicholls Team Defense

Facing Maryland, Nicholls aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 78.1 points allowed per game (241st). In their previous game vs. Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 68 points vs. Nicholls.

Maryland Team Defense

At this time, the Terrapins’ defense is positioned 46th in the country, permitting 64.4 points per game. Against Indiana in their most recent game, the Maryland defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing Indiana to hit 45% of their shots.

Colonels vs Terrapins Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Nicholls has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 67 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Terrapins offense has averaged 52 points per game while allowing an average of 62. Maryland posted an overall record of 0-3 while going 0-3 ATS.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Colonels have gone 3-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Terrapins have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.

Colonels vs Terrapins Prediction

In this Terrapins vs. Terrapins matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Terrapins at -18. While we project the Terrapins to win 77-66, our recommendation is to bet on the Colonels for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 138.5, and our model projects the Colonels and Terrapins to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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