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    Lamar vs. Nicholls State odds, line: Proven model reveals college basketball picks for March 1, 2023, Southland Conference matchup

    SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Wednesday's Southland Conference game between the Lamar Cardinals and Nicholls State Colonels

    The Nicholls State Colonels will look to avoid being swept in the season series when they take on the Lamar Cardinals in a key Southland Conference matchup on Wednesday. The Colonels (15-14, 10-7 Southland), fourth in the conference standings, have won five of their last eight games. The Cardinals (9-21, 5-12), who are tied for ninth in the league with McNeese, have lost three in a row. Lamar defeated Nicholls 69-66 on Jan. 12.

    The game from the Stopher Gymnasium in Thibodaux, Louisiana, will tip off at 8 p.m. ET. The Colonels are 15-point favorites, according to the latest Lamar vs. Nicholls State odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 147.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).

    Before making any Lamar vs. Nicholls State picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

    The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 17 of the season 76-46 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning more than $1,600 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen HUGE returns!

    The model knows senior guard Caleb Huffman leads the Colonels in scoring, and is averaging 16.5 points, five rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.5 assists per game. He is red hot from the field, connecting on 52.7% of his field goals, including 41.6% from 3-point range. Huffman is coming off a 23-point performance in Saturday's 68-64 win over Houston Christian. He has scored in double figures in each of the last seven games, including a pair of games with 30 or more points. He also registered a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 72-71 loss to Texas A&M-Commerce on Feb. 20.

    The model also knows the Cardinals are paced by freshman Nate Calmese, who scored 20 points in the first meeting with Nicholls. In 30 games, all starts, he is averaging 17.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, two assists and 1.1 steals per game. He is connecting on 48% of his field goals, including 37.7% from 3-point range, and 75% from the free-throw line. He is coming off a 23-point performance in an 84-79 loss to New Orleans on Saturday. Calmese scored a season-high 32 points in a 91-75 win over Houston Christian on Feb. 16.

    Now, it has set its sights on Lamar vs. Nicholls State. It is leaning Under on the total and it also says one side of the spread has all the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

    Who wins Lamar vs. Nicholls State? And which side of the spread has all the value? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Lamar vs. Nicholls State spread you should be all over Wednesday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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