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Denver Pioneers @ Nicholls State Colonels

Current Records: Denver 1-1, Nicholls State 1-1

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The Nicholls State Colonels will face off against the Denver Pioneers at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Mitchell Center. Both teams come into the contest bolstered by wins in their previous matches.

Nicholls State made the experts look like fools on Friday, as the team pulled off a huge upset of LSU. They came out on top in a nail-biter against the Tigers and snuck past 68-66. Winning is a bit easier when you nail nine more threes than your opponent, as Nicholls State did.

Nicholls State got their win on the backs of several key players, but it was Jalen White out in front who earned 17 points along with 6 rebounds. The team also got some help courtesy of Diante Smith, who earned 18 points along with 6 rebounds and 3 steals.

Meanwhile, the Pioneers made easy work of the Mustangs on Thursday and carried off a 97-76 victory.

The win got the Colonels back to even at 1-1. As for the Pioneers, the victory also got them back to even at 1-1.

Looking forward, Nicholls State is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 3.5 points. They finished last season with a 7-17-2 record against the spread.

Nicholls State is expected to lose their third game, which is bad news given the team's subpar 2-9 record as the underdog last season. A bettor who placed a $100 dollar bet on them to lose every one of the 31 games they played last year would have netted $307.59. Denver ought to be happy about their advantage in the spread: the team was a solid 9-3 when favored last season.


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

The line has drifted a bit towards the Pioneers, as the game opened with the Pioneers as a 1-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 158.5 points.

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