Nicholls Colonels vs Purdue Boilermakers 12/29/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Nicholls Colonels vs Purdue Boilermakers 12/29/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


The Nicholls Colonels (8-5) are on their way to challenge the 3rd ranked Purdue Boilermakers (11-1) in the NCAA Basketball inter-conference competition at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 5:00 PM ET.


Nicholls started the season with a three-game winning streak while losing three of the next five matches. The Colonels won three of their last five contests versus MS Valley, Blue Mountain, and a rematch with MS Valley while losing to Wisconsin and just recently to Oregon State.


Nicholls took 2nd place in the Southland Conference with an 8-5 overall standing while winning two of their last six road outings. The Colonels chased a 25-41 halftime lead by the Beavers while giving away 6 more in the second half leading to their 61-83 defeat. Guard Jitaurious Gordon scored 26 points for Nicholls while dishing 4 assists. Forward Manny Littles added a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.


Nicholls completed 24 of its 65 (36.9%) shooting attempts from the field, connected 7 of 30 (23.3%) attempted shots from the rainbow territory and made 6 of 11 (54.5%) free-throw attempts.


The Colonels grabbed 36 total rebounds with 15 coming from the offensive side of the court and dispensed 9 assists in defeat. The Nicholls Colonels blocked 2 shot attempts with 7 steals but lost the leather in 17 turnovers and committed 20 personal fouls in the match.  


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Nicholls Colonels vs Purdue Boilermakers Predictions 12/29/2021


The 3rd ranked Purdue Boilermakers played well this season with only one loss out of 12 games played this season. The Boilermakers won their last three contests versus NC State, Butler, and Incarnate Word following their first defeat of the season versus Rutgers.


Purdue is in 5th place at 1-1 in the Big Ten Conference with an overall standing at 11-1 while winning all seven home contests on the year. The Boilermakers dumped an 18-point halftime lead over the Cardinals on the way to their 20-point victory at 79-59 on December 20.


Center Zach Edey led the way for Purdue with 13 points, 4 assists, and 9 rebounds while Forward Trevion Williams and Guard Jaden Ivey contributed 12 points each in the victory. Williams also added 8 boards and Ivey dished out 4 assists in the winning effort for the Boilermakers.


Purdue dominated Incarnate Word in scoring from the field at 45.5% to 40.7% FG but connected only 34.4% (11/32) from the three-point range and made 53.3% (8/15) from the free-throw line.


The Boilermakers outrebounded the Cardinals at 46 to 23 total rebounds while distributing a total of 18 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers’ defense denied 4 attempted shots while stealing the ball 6 times but committed 11 turnovers and 14 personal fouls in the victory.           


Nicholls Colonels vs. #3 Purdue Boilermakers. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Purdue. The Boilermakers have the stronger offense and defense in this match-up with an average of 85.8 PPG while allowing 64.0 PPG. The Colonels have 79.5 PPG but gave up an average of 68.2 PPG this season. Purdue is unbeatable at home (7-0) and they will control this game at their home court on Wednesday. The prediction: The Purdue Boilermakers will win 79-86. 


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Nicholls Colonels vs Purdue Boilermakers 12/29/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 5:00 PM ET


Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana


Date: Wednesday, December 29, 2021




NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Purdue Boilermakers -12.5 


NCAAB Totals: 164.5    


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