UNC Wilmington Seahawks visit Northeastern Huskies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Northeastern Huskies Odds
The Northeastern Huskies will try to cover the spread at Matthews Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the UNC Wilmington Seahawks in NCAA basketball action.
The Huskies currently sports a 6-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Seahawks are 5-8 and 4-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Huskies produce a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Seahawks have gone 4-2 against the number.
The Seahawks were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 284-rated UNC Wilmington taking on the No. 282-rated Huskies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-59 win for the Huskies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northeastern has the nation's No. 170-rated offensive output, at 68.2 PPG. The visiting Seahawks defense ranks No. 222 allowing on average 68.5 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 43.8% so far, more than the Seahawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.
Defensively, UNC Wilmington features the nation's No. 282-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.4 points per game. Northeastern, meanwhile, comes in at No. 268 nationally in scoring at home.
UNC Wilmington was a 79-74 loser in their most recent outing at home against Towson. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. UNC Wilmington got 23 points from Craig Ponder but lost anyway, 79-74, to Towson on Wednesday at Trask Coliseum.
Northeastern was an 84-74 winner in their most recent outing on the road against George Mason. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Northeastern got 20 points from Jonathan Lee en route to an 84-74 victory over George Mason on Thursday at Patriot Center.
UNC Wilmington Seahawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing James Madison are 4-6
After playing Towson are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Drexel are 7-3
After playing George Mason are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Seahawks at Huskies trends to consider:
UNC Wilmington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Northeastern
UNC Wilmington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northeastern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing UNC Wilmington
Northeastern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against UNC Wilmington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northeastern's last 7 games when playing UNC Wilmington
Northeastern is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
UNC Wilmington at James Madison, Wednesday, January 9
Northeastern at Drexel, Tuesday, January 8