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Blue Devils visit Northwestern Wildcats in college basketball clash

Cent Conn State Blue DevilsNorthwestern Wildcats
Dec 17, 2:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Cent Conn State Blue Devils vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

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The Northwestern Wildcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Blue Devils at Welsh-Ryan Arena in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Blue Devils have watched them go 5-4 and 0-1 ATS on the year, while the Wildcats are at 8-1 and 3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 4-1, while the Blue Devils have a 1-0 mark.

View Cent Conn State vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Blue Devils odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Northwestern is rated No. 138 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cent Conn State is at No. 291. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-77 win for the Wildcats.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 111 nationally ranked offense (72.2 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 298 at 73.7 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 44.7% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (45.2% on average).

Defensively, Cent Conn State features the nation's No. 324-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 175 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cent Conn State was a 90-80 loser on the road against Brown. Ken Horton chucked in a team-high 30 points for Cent Conn State on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 90-80 at Pizzitola Sports Center.

Northwestern was an 81-51 winner in its last match at home against Texas Southern. Northwestern cruised to victory on Thursday, running Texas Southern out of the gym and running up an 81-51 score at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

A few Blue Devils at Wildcats trends to consider:
Northwestern is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Northwestern is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Cent Conn State home to La Salle, Thursday, December 22
Northwestern home to Eastern Illinois, Sunday, December 18

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