Northwestern Wildcats host Fairleigh Dickinson Knights in college basketball action
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds
The Northwestern Wildcats hope to be lousy hosts on Sunday as the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights pay a visit to Welsh-Ryan Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Wildcats sit at 2-0 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Knights are currently 0-1 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Northwestern is 0-0 OU, and Fairleigh Dickinson is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Wildcats at No. 228 and the Knights at No. 327 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 104-41 result in favor of the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Knights is ranked No. 348 in NCAA hoops at 11 per game. Contrast that with Northwestern’s No. 91 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northwestern is the No. 5-ranked team in the country at 11.5 per game, while Fairleigh Dickinson rates No. 16 at 10 per game.
Defensively, Fairleigh Dickinson features the nation's No. 349-rated defense on the road, allowing 117 points per game. Northwestern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Northwestern, they were an 81-68 winner as they battled Miss Valley State at home. The Wildcats grabbed an 81-68 win over the Delta Devils on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Reggie Hearn at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Delaware State are 1-1
After playing Miss Valley State are 0-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Knights at Wildcats trends to consider:
Northwestern is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Northwestern is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Fairleigh Dickinson at Illinois State, Tuesday, November 20
Northwestern home to Delaware State, Tuesday, November 20