Northeastern Huskies vs. Harvard Crimson - 12/2/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Harvard Crimson (2-4) at Northeastern Huskies (5-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Matthews Arena)
The Line: Northeastern Huskies -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Harvard Crimson will travel to play the Northeastern Huskies in a non-conference game on Wednesday.
The Northeastern Huskies are 5-1 and are coming off of a win against Miami by a score of 78-77. Quincy Ford hit a jump shot at the buzzer to complete Northeastern’s upset of Miami. Quincy Ford led Northeastern with 24 points and 6 rebounds. David Walker added 21 points and 3 assists in Northeastern. Northeastern out rebounded their opponent by a total of 33-30 and had 11 assists in their victory. Northeastern is averaging 76 points per game while giving up 70.6 points per game. Northeastern is also averaging 37.7 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. David Walker leads Northeastern with 20.8 points per game and 2.7 assists per game. Quincy Ford is averaging 15.8 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. Northeastern is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 36.2% on three-pointers, and 45.4% on all field goal attempts.
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The Harvard Crimson are 2-4 and are coming off of a loss to Holy Cross by a score of 50-49. Harvard led by 2-points at halftime, but Holy Cross came back to win in the final minutes. Evan Cummins had 8 points and 4 rebounds for Harvard. Patrick Steeves had 6 points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists for Harvard. Harvard out rebounded their opponent by a total of 40-35 and had 14 assists in their defeat. Harvard is averaging 61.8 points per game while giving up 61.8 points per game. Harvard is also averaging 40.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Zena Edosomwan leads Harvard with 12.8 points per game and 10 rebounds per game. Harvard is shooting 58% on free throws, 37% on three-pointers, and 42.4% on all field goal attempts.
Harvard is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Harvard’s last 7 non-conference games. Northeastern is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 9-2 in Northeastern’s last 11 home games.
Northeastern has started the season very strong, while Harvard has stumbled to start. Harvard hasn’t been able to score consistently, but plays pretty good defense. Northeastern is averaging 14 points per game more than Harvard, which gives them the edge. I am picking the home team here.