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College Basketball Matchup - Northeastern Huskies UNC Wilmington Seahawks Odds Preview

UNC Wilmington SeahawksNortheastern Huskies
6-10January 08, 2014, 07:00 | Matthews Arena3-11

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for UNC Wilmington when they take on the Northeastern Huskies on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

Northeastern battles the Seahawks, currently sitting with a 6-10 mark (1-7-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-7-1 for the Huskies and 3-5 for the Seahawks.

View UNC Wilmington Seahawks vs Northeastern Huskies Odds and Stats.

The Huskies were listed as -8.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game matches up the No. 240 (Huskies) and the No. 337 (Seahawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

UNC Wilmington was a 60-55 loser in their most recent outing at home against James Madison. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Freddie Jackson scored 9 points in a futile effort to lead the Seahawks to a win (they lost 60-55 to James Madison at Trask Coliseum on Saturday).

Northeastern lost its last outing, a 79-49 result against Vanderbilt on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Northeastern was run off the court by the Commodores on Saturday as Vanderbilt routed them 79-49 at Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Northeastern's No. 234-ranked offense, averaging 65.43 PPG, against a Seahawks defense that ranks No. 182 at 72.44 PPG. The Huskies field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Seahawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.38% per game.

A few Seahawks at Huskies trends to consider:
UNC Wilmington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
UNC Wilmington is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
UNC Wilmington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Northeastern
UNC Wilmington is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Northeastern
Northeastern is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Northeastern is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games
Northeastern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Northeastern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing UNC Wilmington

Next up:
UNC Wilmington at Towson, Saturday, January 11th
Northeastern at Drexel, Saturday, January 11th