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Northeastern vs. Towson - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Towson at Northeastern
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 12:30 PM (EST)
Location
Matthews Arena
Boston, MA
The Line
Northeastern Huskies -12 -- Over/Under: 135
TV Channel
CAA.TV
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The Towson Tigers will travel to the Matthews Arena to take on the Northeastern Huskies this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Towson Tigers dropped to 10-18 (6-9 CAA) on the season after being defeated by the Hofstra Pride, 91-82 in double-OT, this past Thursday. Towson was solid defensively agianst the high-scoring Hofstra defense, however, their offense ran out of gas as the Tigers were held scoreless in the 2nd overtime. Towson shot 45.6% from the field and outrebounded Hofstra by a 48-41 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Tigers was Brian Fobbs who had 29 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 assists.

On the season, Towson is averaging 68.1 ppg on 43.4% shooting from the field. The Tigers are averaging 5.8 three-pointers per game on 33.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Towson has been led by Brian Fobbs (18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.3 apg), Tobias Howard (10.5 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 2.6 apg), Nakye Sanders (8.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg), and Dennis Tunstall (5.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.1 bpg).

Defensively, Towson is allowing their opponents to average 71.2 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Tigers have a rebound margin of 5.3 and  turnover margin of -2.0.

The Northeastern Huskies improved to 17-10 (11-4 CAA) on the season after defeating the James Madison Dukes, 76-60, this past Thursday night. Northeastern was outstanding on the offensive end agianst the Dukes and pulled away in the 2nd half after taking a 66-46 lead with 4:55 left in regulation. Northeastern shot 53.7% from the field and 41.2% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was Vasa Pusica who had 19 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assits, and 2 steals.

On the season, Northeastern is averaging 75.6 ppg on 47.8% shooting from the field. The Huskies are averaging 9.5 three-pointers per game on 38.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Northeastern has been led by Vasa Pusica (17.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.4 spg), Jordan Roland (14.7 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg), Donnell Gresham Jr. (10.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.3 spg), and Bolden Brace (10.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg).

Defensively, Northeastern is allowing their opponents to average 71.5 ppg on 45.9% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a rebound margin of -0.5 and a turnover margin of -0.2.

The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Huskies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

Towson has won 5 of their last 9 games and comes into this game ranked 286th in scoring offense, 173rd in scoring defense, and 33rd in rebound margin.

Northeastern has won 6 of their last 7 games and currently rank 108th in scoring offense, 32nd in FG%, and 185th in scoring defense.

Northeastern is arguably the best team in the CAA and has been playing solid as of late, however, the Huskies had no answers for the Tigers on the road earlier this season in a 75-72 loss. Towson has looked a different team over the past three weeks as they’ve been far better on both ends of the court than the tigers team that we saw struggle to start the season. Towson dominated Northeastern on the boards in their first match-up and as I think the Tigers will be able to keep this game close like they did agianst Hofstra on Thursday, I’m taking Towson and the points. Good Luck!

Pick:
Towson Tigers +12

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