Northeastern vs. James Madison - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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James Madison Dukes (9-18) at Northeastern Huskies (14-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Matthews Arena)
The Line: Northeastern Huskies -12.5 -- Over/Under: 146
TV: NESN+, Flo Sports
The James Madison Dukes and Northeastern Huskies meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Matthews Arena.
The James Madison Dukes need a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The James Madison Dukes are averaging 72.9 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Matt Lewis is averaging 18.9 points and 5.7 rebounds while Darius Banks is averaging 12.6 points and 1.4 assists. Dwight Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Deshon Parker is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The James Madison Dukes have lost six straight road games.
The Northeastern Huskies need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Northeastern Huskies are averaging 72.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.3 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jordan Roland is averaging 23.1 points and 3.3 rebounds while Tyson Walker is averaging 11.8 points and two rebounds. Bolden Brace is the third double-digit scorer and Tomas Murphy is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Northeastern Huskies are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Northeastern Huskies are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game. The Northeastern Huskies have split their last six home games.
The road team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings. The favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Northeastern Huskies won the previous meeting back in December by 16 points, a game where they shot 51 percent from the field and made 12 threes. The James Madison Dukes lose on the road by an average of 9.5 points while shooting just 38.5 percent from the field. The James Madison Dukes are also 3-13 against the spread this season in the underdog role. The Northeastern Huskies don't blow teams out all the time and are just 3-8 against the spread at home, but backing James Madison isn't an option. It's Northeastern and the chalk or pass.