Northeastern Huskies vs Maine Black Bears Preview
Maine Black Bears vs Northeastern Huskies Odds
Maine travels to Northeastern on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 1-4 record with a victory over the Huskies.
Northeastern battles the Black Bears, currently sitting with a 1-4 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-1 for the Huskies and 0-0 for the Black Bears.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 304-ranked Huskies and the No. 159-rated Black Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 63-56 win for the Huskies on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northeastern's No. 253 nationally ranked offense (63.5 points per game) against a Black Bears defense that sits as the No. 200 at 67.2 PPG. The Huskies have been averaging 43.6% from the field, more than the Black Bears have managed so far this season (38.1% on average).
Defensively, Maine features the nation's No. 132-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. Northeastern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 270 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Maine was a 72-66 winner at home against Siena. Justin Edwards scored 19 points leading the Black Bears to a 72-66 victory over Siena at Harold Alfond Sports Arena on Sunday.
Northeastern was a 67-59 loser in its last match on the road against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies got 19 points from Joel Smith, but it was Charlotte that prevailed in a 67-59 final on Saturday at Sullivan Arena.
Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Massachusetts are 1-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Black Bears at Huskies trends to consider:
Northeastern is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Maine
Northeastern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northeastern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Maine
Northeastern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Maine at Duquesne, Saturday, December 1
Northeastern home to Massachusetts, Tuesday, December 4