Last year champion Baylor Bears face Nicholls State when the Colonels visit Paul J. Meyer Arena at the Ferrell Center in Qaco on November 15, 2021.
- Baylor Bears and Nicholls State Colonels
- NCAA Basketball – Regular season
- Date – 15/11/2021
- Starting time – 12 PM ET
- Venue: Paul J. Meyer Arena at the Ferrell Center, Qaco, TX
Baylor Bears Stats & Form
The Baylor Bears have entered the season as reigning champions and every opponent they face has extra motivation against them.
That was the case in their season opener against the Incarnate Word Cardinals but the Bears easily cruised to a 87-60 win. The Bears led from the tip-off and had control over the score during all 40 minutes.
Baylor shot 49.3% from the field and only 31.8% from the three-point line.
Five players scored in double digits with senior Matthew Mayer leading the way with 14 points on 6-10 shooting. Freshman Kendall Brown got the opportunity to start in his debut for the bears answering with 13 points as many as LJ Cryer scored off the bench. Fourteen players saw playing time for Baylor in the season opener.
It seems like Baylor took off where they left last season playing excellent defense holding their opponents to only 41.7% shooting from the field.
Baylor held their 14 non-conference opponents to an average of only 62.2 points per game last season. The Bears’ offense put up 86.1 points per matchup on their way to a 14-0 record against competition outside the Big 12 Conference.
Baylor Bears News
This is the second of seven home games to start the season for Baylor and anything but a perfect score will be disappointing for coach Scott Drew. No players are on the injury list and everything is set for another routine victory.
Nicholls State Colonels Stats & Form
The Nicholls State Colonels have a surprisingly great start of the season winning the first three games.
In their first game of the season, they defeated the Northern Iowa Panthers on the road by 62-58, interestingly winning both halves with the same result – 31-29.
Senior guard Ty Gordon was the key man scoring 19 points on 9-17 shooting. The only other player with double-digit numbers was another senior Devante Carter who had 12 points in 34 minutes.
The next two games for the Colonels were back-to-back blowout victiors against Carver College.
In the first game, Nicholls State won by 120-52 setting a new program record for the highest win. Ty Gordon was once again the leading scorer with 21 points followed by Latrell Jones who had 15 points in 20 minutes.
The next game between the two schools was another Colonels’ blow out winning 101-44. They hit 12 three-pointers on 34 shots. Senior Emmanuel Little was the best player on the court scoring 20 points in 19 minutes off the bench.
Nicholls State Colonels News
Nicholls State will have a reality check against one of the best teams in the country. The previous three wins wouldn’t make much of a difference when they face the reigning champions.
Baylor Bears vs Nicholls State Colonels Head-to-Head Stats
The only time Baylor met the Colonels was on November 16, 2018, with the Bears winning 81:54.
Baylor Bears vs Nicholls State Colonels Betting Odds
Baylor is a huge favorite going into this one with -2222 odds to win while the visitors are at 1150.
The spread is set at -23 for Baylor with -111 odds to go both ways.
The total margin is set at 145 with equal -111 on both ways.
Baylor will definitely cruise past the Colonels who will also seek their chances for a sensation. The motivation will definitely be with the visitors since they do not have a chance to play a champion everyday so it can be expected to loose with less than 23 points.
- Tip Quote (Home team win): -2222 by bet365
- Tip Quote (Away team win): 1150 by bet365
- Expert betting tip: Nicholls State Colonels +23 points (-111 by bet365)