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Delaware vs. Northeastern - 2/28/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Northeastern at Delaware
Date & Time Thursday February 28, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Bob Carpenter Center
Newark, Delaware
The Line
The Line: Delaware +5 -- Over/Under: 139
TV Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyYOf5pwbgwt0JIrgeBtYAQ
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The Northeastern Huskies and Delaware Blue Hens meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The Northeastern Huskies look for another win after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Northeastern Huskies are averaging 75.5 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Vasa Pusica is averaging 17.6 points and 4.2 assists while Jordan Roland is averaging 14.3 points and 1.7 rebounds. Donnell Gresham Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Shawn Occeus is dishing 2.3 assists. The Northeastern Huskies are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Northeastern Huskies are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.8 rebounds per game. The Northeastern Huskies have won four of their last six road games.

The Delaware Blue Hens need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Delaware Blue Hens are averaging 70 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 72.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Ryan Allen is averaging 16.3 points and 2.4 rebounds while Eric Carter is averaging 16.2 points and 2.4 assists. Ithiel Horton is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Anderson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Delaware Blue Hens are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Delaware Blue Hens have won five of their last seven home games.

The Huskies are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. Colonial Athletic Association, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Blue Hens are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games, 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Colonial Athletic Association and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the over is 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Blue Hens last 5 Thursday games. The under is 5-2 in Huskies last 7 overall.

Delaware beat Northwestern in overtime on the road back in December despite being 12-point underdogs. And despite this losing stretch, the Delaware Blue Hens have been rather competitive and are losing their last five games by just an average of 2.4 points. With that said, the Northeastern Huskies are on fire at the moment with wins in 11 of their last 13 tries, and they've been very impressive against the number during this stretch. I considered Delaware and the points here, but I need a few more buckets to pull the trigger. Northeastern is playing too well to bet against right now as long as the line is reasonable. 

Pick:
Northeastern -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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