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Drexel Dragons home to Northeastern Huskies in NCAA Basketball betting action

Northeastern HuskiesDrexel Dragons
4-11January 11, 2014, 02:00 | John A. Daskalakis Center8-6

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Huskies of Northeastern hit the hard court against the Dragons of Drexel.

Drexel battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 4-11 mark (5-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-8 for the Dragons and 4-7-1 for the Huskies.

View Northeastern Huskies vs Drexel Dragons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Dragons in this one found them listed as -8-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Huskies was expected to move the line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Dragons at No. 109 and the Huskies at No. 240 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Northeastern was a 79-68 winner at home against UNC Wilmington. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. Northeastern got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Scott Eatherton en route to a 79-68 victory over UNC Wilmington on Wednesday at Matthews Arena.

Drexel lost its last outing, an 85-73 result against William & Mary on January 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point underdog. Drexel suffered an 85-73 loss against William & Mary on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Frantz Massenat in a losing effort at Kaplan Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Drexel's No. 212-ranked scoring average of 68.07 PPG, against a Huskies defense rated No. 138 and allowing 69.87 PPG. The Dragons FG% has averaged 41.7% to date this season, less than the Huskies shooters have managed so far (43.53% per game).

A few Huskies at Dragons trends to consider:
Northeastern is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Northeastern is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
Northeastern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Northeastern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Drexel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Drexel is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Drexel is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Northeastern
Drexel is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Northeastern

Next up:
Northeastern home to College of Charleston, Monday, January 13th
Drexel at Towson, Tuesday, January 14th