Towson Tigers vs. Northeastern Huskies - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northeastern Huskies (17-14) at Towson Tigers (20-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm (Royal Farms Arena)
The Line: Towson Tigers 0 -- Over/Under: 134 See the Latest Odds
The Northeastern Huskies will play the Towson Tigers in the second round of the CAA Tournament on Saturday.
The Towson Tigers are 20-11 (11-7) and are coming off of a loss to UNC Wilmington by a score of 74-68. Towson is the #3 seed in the CAA tournament and finished the regular season by winning 2 of their last 3 games. Towson defeated Northeastern on the road by a score of 79-72 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Towson is averaging 71.8 points per game while giving up 66.6 points per game. Towson is also averaging 39.5 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game. William Adala Moto is averaging 13.7 points per game and 8 rebounds per game for Towson. Byron Hawkins is averaging 13.6 points per game and 2.2 assists per game for the Tigers. Towson is shooting 68.2% on free throws, 32.4% on three-pointers, and 42.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The Northeastern Huskies are 17-14 (9-9) and are coming off of a win against Drexel by a score of 61-59. Northeastern is the #6 seed in the CAA tournament and finished the regular season by winning 5 of their last 6 games. Northeastern defeated Towson on the road by a score of 47-44 in these two teams second meeting of the season. Northeastern is averaging 72.1 points per game while giving up 71.2 points per game. Northeastern is also averaging 33.9 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game. David Walker is averaging 18 points per game and 4 assists per game for Northeastern. Quincy Ford is averaging 16.1 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game for the Huskies. Northeastern is shooting 71.7% on free throws, 36.9% on three-pointers, and 43.7% on all field goal attempts.
Northeastern is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. Northeastern is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games. The under is 5-1 in Northeastern’s last 6 games. Towson is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. Towson is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 4-1 in Towson’s last 5 neutral site games. The underdog is 6-0 ATS in these two teams last 6 meetings.
This should be a good game between two middle of the pack CAA teams that split their season series. Towson has the edge defensively and is the better rebounding team in this matchup. Northeastern comes into this tournament playing well in their recent games and I am going with them to advance.