Northeastern vs. Harvard - 11/30/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Harvard Crimson (3-4) at Northeastern Huskies (2-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Matthews Arena)
The Line: Northeastern Huskies PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Over at Matthews Arena on Thursday, the Harvard Crimson and the Northeastern Huskies will be matching up in college basketball activity.
Harvard enters this game with a 3-4 record overall. The Crimson have lost four of their last five outings to Holy Cross, Manhattan, Saint Mary’s and CS Fullerton. In that CSF game, Bryce Aiken was tops for Harvard with 16 points.
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This year so far, Aiken is averaging 18.0 PPG with 3.9 APG, and Seth Towns is sitting on 13.2 PPG and 4.8 RPG for the Crimson. The only other Harvard player in double-figures is Chris Lewis, with 12.9 PPG and 5.1 RPG.
Over on the Northeastern side, they’re currently 2-4 on the year. The Huskies started out with two straight wins but since have lost to Stanford, Ohio State, Utah State and Furman. In that Furman game, Northeastern’s Vasa Pusica came up with a team-high 17 points.
Leading the way for Northeastern in scoring this year is Pusica, with 12.5 PPG and 3.2 APG. He’s the only Huskies player in double-figures so far, but Donnel Gresham is close on 9.5 PPG and 3.5 RPG.
Harvard is 6-1 ATS in the last seven Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss. The Crimson are also 1-4 ATS in their last five non-conference games and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games overall.
Meanwhile, the Huskies are 1-4 ATS in their last five home games and 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the Ivy League. Northeastern is also 0-4 ATS in their last four non-conference games and 0-5 ATS in the last five games overall.
Harvard hung in there during the first half of the Cal State Fullerton game, but a 38-31 second did them in. That’s three winnable games in the last five that the Crimson have whiffed on. The Huskies have been even less impressive, failing to top 67 points in any of their last four. Harvard seems like they’ve got a better shot at winning here, thanks to their better scoring.