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Northwestern vs. Saint Peter's - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Saint Peter's Peacocks (0-1) at Northwestern Wildcats (1-0)

College Basketball: Monday, November 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Allstate Arena)

The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -18.5 -- Over/Under: 128.5 See the Latest Odds

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The MAAC and the Big Ten go head-to-head on Monday night as the Saint Peter’s Peacocks duke it out with the Northwestern Wildcats in a college basketball matchup.

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks will look to bounce back after dropping their season opener to La Salle by a final score of 61-40 on Saturday. Cameron Jones led the team with 9 points on 3 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, while Davauhnte Turner and Nick Griffin each contributed 8 points in the losing effort, with Turner adding a pair of triples and a team-high 4 assists while Griffin went 3 for 7 with a pair of threes of his own. As a team, Saint Peter’s is scoring 40 points per game on 30.6% shooting from the field, 35% from behind the 3-point line and 60% from the foul line this season.

Northwestern vs. Saint Peter's - 11/13/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Northwestern Wildcats will look to improve to 2-0 after winning their season opener by a final score of 79-75 over Loyola-Maryland on Friday. Scottie Lindsey led the team with 26 points on 9 of 20 shooting with 4 triples and 9 rebounds. Dererk Pardon and Bryant McIntosh each added 16 points, with Pardon chipping in 7 boards and 3 blocks, while McIntosh dished out a game-high 7 assists. Vic Law contributed 12 points and 7 boards in addition to his 3 blocks in the winning effort for the Wildcats. As a team, Northwestern is scoring 79 points per game on 41% shooting from the field, 23.8% from behind the arc and 64.9% from the foul line this season.

Saint Peter’s is 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall while the under is 9-2-2 in their last 13 games overall. Northwestern is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games overall.

I think this game boils down to which of the lesser of the two evils I’m willing to take a chance on. Saint Peter’s breaking out of their offensive slump through one game, or Northwestern locking things down on defense. I am more willing to side with the latter, as even though Saint Peter’s has done well ATS dating back to last season, Northwestern is easier for me to trust, so I’ll lay the points with the Wildcats here.

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