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UNC Wilmington Seahawks visit Northeastern Huskies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

UNC Wilmington SeahawksNortheastern Huskies
Jan 5, 1:00 PM | Matthews Arena

UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Northeastern Huskies Odds

5-8TEAM RECORD6-7

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.

View UNC Wilmington vs Northeastern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
UNC Wilmington at James Madison, Wednesday, January 9
Northeastern at Drexel, Tuesday, January 8