Detroit vs. Northeastern - 12/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northeastern Huskies (6-1) at Detroit Titans (2-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Calihan Hall)
The Line: Detroit Titans +2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN 3, WADL Detroit – TV-38, ESPN College Extra
The Northeastern Huskies will travel to Calihan Hall to take on the Detroit Titans this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Northeastern Huskies followed up their upset victory against the Miami Hurricanes with a solid 80-71 victory over the Harvard Crimson this past Wednesday to improve to 6-1 (0-0 CAA) on the season. Northeastern used a 19-6 run in the first half to take a 46-42 lead at halftime and never trailed in the 2nd half. Northeastern shot 43.1% from the field and forced Harvard to commit 15 turnovers. The Huskies allowed the Crimson to shoot 55.4% from the field and outrebounded Harvard by a 38-30 margin. Leading the way for Northeastern was Quincy Ford who had a double-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists. On the season, the Huskies have been led by David Walker (19.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.1 spg), Quincy Ford (16.7 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.9 apg). Offensively, Northeastern is averaging 76.6 ppg on 45.0% shooting. The Huskies average 8.1 three-pointers per game and 13.0 apg. Defensively, Northeastern is allowing their opponents to average 69.4 ppg on 46.0% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a 4.9 rebound margin and average 7.9 spg.
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The Detroit Titans lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 2-3 (0-0 Horizon) on the season after being defeated by the 16th ranked Vanderbilt Commodores, 102-52, this past Wednesday. Detroit couldn’t get anything going offensively and found themselves down by 27 points by the end of the 1st half. Detroit shot just 22.9% from the field and committed 15 turnovers in the loss. The Titans allowed the Commodores to shoot 57.4% from the field and 42.6% (12-26) from beyond the arc. Leading the way for Detroit was Jarod Williams who had 12 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. On the season, the Titans have been led by Anton Wilson (14.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.6 apg), Chris Jenkins (13.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg), and Carlton Brundidge (11.8 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 4.2 apg). Offensively, Detroit is averaging 87.2 ppg on 44.1% shooting from the field. The Titans average 9.8 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.2. Defensively, Detroit is allowing their opponents to average 86.4 ppg on 44.9% shooting. The Titans have a rebound margin of 0.6 and a turnover margin of 1.2.
The Huskies are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. CAA opponents however, just 3-10 ATS in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Northeastern has had a nice start to their season including their upset win on the road against the Miami Hurricanes. Detroit has had trouble to start the season as they are still without their best player in Paris Bass who is currently suspended, and have yet to pick up a win against a D-I team. Northeastern has a great backcourt with David Walker and Quincy Ford and although they lack some size underneath, I think they’ll be able to put up plenty of points against Detroit to cover this small spread. Take Northeastern to cover.