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Northeastern Huskies take on Blue Hens in NCAA basketball test

Northeastern HuskiesDelaware Blue Hens
Jan 19, 2:00 PM | Bob Carpenter Center

Northeastern Huskies vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Huskies of Northeastern hit the hard court against the Blue Hens of Delaware.

The Blue Hens sport records of 8-9 and 8-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Huskies have 10-7 and 7-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 7-3 for the Blue Hens and 2-8 for the Huskies.

View Northeastern vs Delaware Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Northeastern before tip-off in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Hens sit at No. 130 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 276 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Huskies will win this game 69-68.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Delaware has the nation's No. 144-rated offensive output, at 69.2 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 195 allowing on average 67.1 PPG. The Blue Hens FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, less than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, Northeastern features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.2 points per game. Delaware, meanwhile, comes in at No. 150 nationally in scoring at home.

Northeastern was a 65-60 winner in its last match at home against Hofstra. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. The Huskies grabbed a 65-60 win over the Pride on Wednesday, behind a 24-point effort from Quincy Ford at Matthews Arena.

Last time out for Delaware, they were a 69-66 loser as they battled Towson at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. Devon Saddler scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Hens to a win (they lost 69-66 to Towson at Bob Carpenter Center on Wednesday).

Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing William & Mary are 5-5
After playing Hofstra are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing James Madison are 3-7
After playing Towson are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Huskies at Blue Hens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northeastern's last 6 games when playing on the road against Delaware
Northeastern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northeastern is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Delaware
Delaware is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
Delaware is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Delaware's last 6 games when playing at home against Northeastern
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Delaware's last 5 games

Next up:
Northeastern at William & Mary, Wednesday, January 23
Delaware at James Madison, Thursday, January 24