Davidson vs. Northeastern - 11/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Davidson vs. Northeastern - 11/18/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Northeastern Huskies (2-2) at Davidson Wildcats (3-1)

College Basketball: Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm (TD Arena)

The Line: Davidson Wildcats +1 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northeastern Huskies and Davidson Wildcats will face off in the consolation game of the Charleston Classic this Sunday night in College Basketball action.

The Northeastern Huskies dropped to 2-2 on the season after being defeated by the 18th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies, 88-60, this past Friday. Northeastern hung around early in this one, however, couldn’t fight back after a 23-3 Hokies run to end the 1st half gave Virginia Tech a 46-26 halftime lead. Northeastern shot 43.5% from the field while allowing Virginia Tech to shoot 58.1% from the field and 51.9% from beyond the arc. The Huskies were outrebounded by a 29-24 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 18-9 margin. Leading the way for the Huskies was Bolden Brace who had 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.

On the season, Northeastern is averaging 70.8 ppg on 47.9% shooting from the field. The Huskies are averaging 10.3 three-pointers per game on 45.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Northeastern has been led by Vasa Pusica (17.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.5 spg), Jordan Roland (14.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.0 spg), Bolden Brace (9.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.8 apg), and Donnell Gresham Jr. (7.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.0 spg). Defensively, Northeastern is allowing their opponents to average 72.0 ppg on 49.3% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a rebound margin of -2.3 and a turnover margin of -3.5.

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The Davidson Wildcats suffered their first loss of the season, dropping to 3-1 on the season, after being defeated by the 23rd Purdue Boilermakers, 79-58, this past Friday. Davidson trailed by a 33-26 margin at halftime and allowed the Boilermakers to pull away after taking a 55-36 lead with 10:35 left in regulation. Davidson shot 44.2% from the field while allowing Purdue to shoot 41.8% from the field and 38.2% from beyond the arc. Davidson was outrebounded by a 45-28 margin and lost the turnover battle by a 13-10 margin. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Kellan Grady who had 18 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.

On the season, Davidson is averaging 69.3 ppg on 42.7% shooting from the field. The Wildcats are averaging 8.5 three-pointers per game on 30.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Davidson has been led by Jon Axel Gudmundsson (20.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 4.0 apg), Kellan Grady (16.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.3 spg), Luka Brajkovic (8.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.0 apg), and KiShawn Pritchett (6.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 3.0 apg). Defensively, Davidson is averaging 67.8 ppg on 40.8% shooting from the field. The Wildcats have a rebound margin of 0.8 and a turnover margin of 1.3.

The Huskies are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss however, just 2-8 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games.

This is going to be an entertaining game as Northeastern & Davidson will be two of the better teams in the CAA & A-10 this season. Davidson has a solid one-two punch in Kellan Grady & Jon Axel Gudmundsson however, I think Northeastern is the better overall team and has been much more battled tested early this season with wins agianst Harvard & Alabama. This should be a close game, however, I think the Huskies come out on top of this one. Take Northeastern and the point!

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Brett’s Pick Northeastern Huskies +1

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