La Salle Explorers take on Huskies in NCAA basketball test
La Salle Explorers vs Northeastern Huskies Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Northeastern vs La Salle battle Saturday at Matthews Arena as the Huskies look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Huskies sport records of 4-4 and 3-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Explorers have 5-1 and 3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-2 for the Huskies and 2-1 for the Explorers.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Northeastern sat as 4-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 313 (Huskies) and the No. 201 (Explorers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 76-65 result in favor of the Explorers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northeastern's No. 309-rated squad against La Salle's No. 240-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northeastern rates No. 127 in the country with 6.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 nationally with 8.5 per match.
Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 51.5 points per game. Northeastern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 259 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for La Salle, they were an 82-57 winner as they battled Penn State at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. The battle between the Explorers and Nittany Lions didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Penn State was handed an 82-57 defeat on Wednesday at The Palestra.
Northeastern was a 72-66 loser in their most recent outing at home against Massachusetts. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Northeastern suffered a 72-66 loss against Massachusetts on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Reggie Spencer in a losing effort at Matthews Arena.
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Bucknell are 3-2
After a win are 6-4
Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing UNC Asheville are 0-1
After playing Massachusetts are 2-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Explorers at Huskies trends to consider:
La Salle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Northeastern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
La Salle at Bucknell, Saturday, December 15
Northeastern home to UNC Asheville, Tuesday, December 18