UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs. Northeastern Huskies - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northeastern Huskies (17-9) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (14-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Trask Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: American Network
The Northeastern Huskies will travel to the Trask Coliseum to take on the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The Northeastern Huskies improved to 17-9 (9-4 CAA) on the season after defeating the Hofstra Pride, 79-68, this past Thursday. Northeastern shot 56.3% from the field and 66.7% (4-6) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was Scott Eatherton who had 24 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Northeastern is ranked 111th in the RPI Standings and has played the 205th ranked SOS. On the season, the Huskies have been led by Scott Eatherton (14.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.3 bpg) and David Walker (12.2, 3.0 rpg, 3.1 apg). Northeastern is averaging 67.9 ppg on 47.6% shooting from the field and 37.0% shooting from beyond the arc. The Huskies are allowing their opponents to average 64.7 ppg on 44.3% shooting.
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The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks improved to 14-10 (9-4 CAA) on the season after defeating the College of Charleston Cougars, 58-45, this past Wednesday. UNC-Wilmington shot 39.0% from the field and 33.3% (4-12) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Seahawks was Jordan Talley who had 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists. UNC-Wilmington is ranked 147th in the RPI Standings and has played the 221st ranked SOS. On the season, the Seahawks have been led by Freddie Jackson (14.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.5 spg) and Addison Spruill (14.1 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.7 apg). The Seahawks average 69.0 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field and 33.8% shooting from three-point range. UNC-Wilmington is allowing their opponents to average 69.9 ppg on 43.0% shooting.
The Huskies are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record however, are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Seahawks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Northeastern has won 3 of their last 4 and was quite impressive in their recent win at Hofstra. UNC-Wilmington have won 5 of their last 7 and have held opponents to just 49.0 ppg in their last 2 contests at home. Northeastern is a dangerous offensive team however, I think UNC-Wilmington will have success against a Northeastern defensive on the back end of a two-game road trip in 3 days. Take UNC-Wilmington to cover this small spread.