Northeastern vs. Towson - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Towson Tigers (17-12) at Northeastern Huskies (15-14)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Matthews Arena)
The Line: Northeastern Huskies -4.5 -- Over/Under: 135
The Towson Tigers and the Northeastern Huskies meet in CAA college basketball action from the Matthews Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The Towson Tigers will look to build some momentum to finish the year, sitting at 11-6 in conference play after a 76-65 win over Hofstra last time out. Brian Fobbs leads Towson in scoring with 16.1 PPG while Allen Betrand is 2nd in scoring with 14.2 PPG and Nakye Sanders has a team-high 6.6 RPG and Jakigh Dottin has 2.2 APG this season. As a team, Towson is averaging 70.7 points on 43.1% shooting from the field, 34.4% from 3-point range and 77.2% from the foul line while allowing 66 points on 40.4% shooting from the field and 32.4% from 3-point range. Towson is 7-4 straight up and 8-3 against the spread on the road this season.
The Northeastern Huskies will look to finish strong after winning 4 of their last 5 games following a 77-57 win over James Madison last time out. Jordan Roland leads Northeastern in scoring with 22.7 PPG while Tyson Walker has 10.6 PPG and a team-high 3.5 APG and 10 PPG and a team-high 6.6 RPG this season. As a team, Northeastern is averaging 71.5 points on 47.3% shooting from the field, 36.8% from 3-point range and 79.7% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 66.3 points on 45.6% shooting from the field and 32.5% from 3-point range this season. Northeastern is 7-5 straight up and 4-8 against the spread at home this season.
Head-to-head, the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I wanted to lay the points with Northeastern at home, as the Huskies are playing for more potential conference tournament position than Towson. However, Towson has not only been playing the better ball recently, going 7-3 SU and 6-3 ATS across their last 10 games, but the Tigers have been better on the road than Northeastern’s been at home this year. I’ll take my chances with Towson and the points in this one.