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Huskies open as college hoops underdog vs Spiders

Richmond SpidersNortheastern Huskies
9-4December 31, 2013, 02:00 | Matthews Arena3-9

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Matthews Arena Tuesday as host Northeastern looks to handle the Richmond Spiders in NCAA hoops action.

The Spiders will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 5-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 4-5 ATS. Richmond is 5-7 on the totals; Northeastern is 2-7.

View Richmond Spiders vs Northeastern Huskies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Huskies as 3-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

This game matches up the No. 225 (Huskies) and the No. 99 (Spiders) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Richmond, they were a 67-58 winner as they battled Old Dominion at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. Richmond got 19 points from Cedrick Lindsay en route to a 67-58 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday at Robins Center.

In their last action, Northeastern was a 65-62 loser on the road against Tulane. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Northeastern got 18 points from David Walker but lost anyway, 65-62, to Tulane on Sunday at Devlin Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spiders rank No. 216 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.54 per game. That compares with Northeastern’s No. 177 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Northeastern is college basketball's No. 240-ranked team at 4.33 per game, while the Spiders rate No. 153 with 5.77 per game.

A few Spiders at Huskies trends to consider:
Richmond is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Richmond is 8-14-3 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
Richmond is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Northeastern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Northeastern is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Richmond at Florida, Saturday, January 4th
Northeastern at Vanderbilt, Saturday, January 4th