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Northeastern favored by -1.5 against Wisc-Milwaukee on Saturday

Wisc-Milwaukee PanthersNortheastern Huskies
9-3December 21, 2013, 05:30 | Devlin Fieldhouse2-8



Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Devlin Fieldhouse Saturday as host Northeastern looks to handle the Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers in NCAA hoops action.

Northeastern battles the Panthers, currently sitting with a 9-3 mark (7-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-5 for the Huskies and 5-4 for the Panthers.

View Wisc-Milwaukee Panthers vs Northeastern Huskies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Wisc-Milwaukee before tip-off in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Huskies at No. 249 and the Panthers at No. 142 heading into this contest.

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Wisc-Milwaukee was a 78-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 17-point spread as underdogs. Wisc-Milwaukee was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Wisconsin and falling by a 78-52 score at Kohl Center.

Northeastern was a 64-60 loser in its last match on the road against Fairfield. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. Scott Eatherton scored 22 points and chipped in with 14 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 64-60 against Fairfield in college basketball action at Webster Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Panthers is ranked No. 217 in NCAA hoops at 33.33 per game. Contrast that with Northeastern’s No. 174 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northeastern is the No. 245-ranked team in the country at 4 per game, while Wisc-Milwaukee rates No. 59 at 7.42 per game.

A few Panthers at Huskies trends to consider:
Wisc-Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Northeastern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Northeastern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games


Next up:
Wisc-Milwaukee home to Alabama State, Sunday, December 22nd
Northeastern at Tulane, Sunday, December 22nd

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