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NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas Southern vs. Northwestern

Texas Southern TigersNorthwestern Wildcats
Dec 15, 8:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Texas Southern Tigers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

1-6TEAM RECORD7-1

A key college battle sees the visiting Tigers travelling to Northwestern Thursday to take on the Wildcats on Thursday.

The Wildcats sport records of 7-1 and 3-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 1-6 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-1 for the Wildcats and 0-0 for the Tigers.

View Texas Southern vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 308-rated Texas Southern taking on the No. 138-rated Wildcats in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-46 win for the Wildcats on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Tigers rank No. 342 in NCAA Division 1 with 28 per game. That compares with Northwestern’s No. 305 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northwestern is college basketball's No. 22-ranked team at 8.9 per game, while the Tigers rate No. 200 with 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Texas Southern features the nation's No. 179-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas Southern lost its last outing, a 62-46 result against Denver on December 3. The Tigers endured a 62-46 loss at the hands of the Pioneers on Saturday, despite a 9-point effort from Omar Strong at Magness Arena.

In their last action, Northwestern was a 69-41 loser at home against Baylor. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites. Northwestern was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Baylor and falling by a 69-41 score at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Cent Conn State are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

A few Tigers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Northwestern is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Northwestern is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Texas Southern at Colorado State, Monday, December 19
Northwestern home to Cent Conn State, Saturday, December 17

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