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Lamar @ Nicholls State

Current Records: Lamar 9-21; Nicholls State 15-14

What to Know

The Nicholls State Colonels and the Lamar Cardinals are even-steven against one another since January of 2016 (5-5), but not for long. Nicholls State and the Cardinals will face off in a Southland battle at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday at David R. Stopher Gym. Nicholls State should still be riding high after a victory, while Lamar will be looking to right the ship.

Nicholls State came out on top in a nail-biter against the Houston Christian Huskies this past Saturday, sneaking past 68-64. The overall outcome was to be expected, but Houston Christian made it more of a contest than the oddsmakers had predicted.

Meanwhile, Lamar was within striking distance but couldn't close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 84-79 to the New Orleans Privateers.

This next matchup looks promising for the Colonels, who are favored by a full 15 points. Now might not be the best time to take Nicholls State against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past five consecutive games.

Nicholls State's win brought them up to 15-14 while Lamar's defeat pulled them down to 9-21. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Nicholls State ranks sixth in college basketball when it comes to steals per game, with 9.7 on average. Less enviably, the Cardinals have allowed their opponents an average of eight steals per game, the second most in college basketball. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: David R. Stopher Gym -- Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Colonels are a big 15-point favorite against the Cardinals, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 15-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Nicholls State and Lamar both have five wins in their last ten games.

  • 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
  • Jan 02, 2016 - Lamar 79 vs. Nicholls State 67