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Northeastern Huskies visit UC Riverside Highlanders in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Northeastern HuskiesUC Riverside Highlanders
Nov 21, 11:30 PM | Sullivan Arena

Northeastern Huskies vs UC Riverside Highlanders Odds


The Northeastern Huskies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Highlanders in UC Riverside at Sullivan Arena on Wednesday in college basketball action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Sullivan Arena.

Supporters of the Huskies have watched them go 2-1 and 1-0 ATS on the year, while the Highlanders are at 1-3 and 1-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Highlanders are 1-0, while the Huskies have a 0-0 mark.

View Northeastern vs UC Riverside Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
UC Riverside opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 207 (Highlanders) and the No. 227 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 60-54 result in favor of the Huskies has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits UC Riverside's No. 321-ranked offense, averaging 57.5 PPG, against a Huskies defense that ranks No. 164 at 65.3 PPG. The Highlanders field goal percentage has averaged 39.7% so far, less than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.4% per game.

Defensively, Northeastern features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. UC Riverside, meanwhile, comes in at No. 292 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northeastern was a 66-55 loser at home against Vermont. The Huskies wasted a 25-point performance from Joel Smith in losing to Vermont 66-55 on Saturday at Matthews Arena.

UC Riverside was an 89-76 winner in its last match at home against Whitman. Chris Harriel scored 26 points for UC Riverside on Saturday, leading the Highlanders to an 89-76 win over Whitman at Student Center.

Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Maine are 5-5
After playing Vermont are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

UC Riverside Highlanders Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
After a win are 5-5

A few Huskies at Highlanders trends to consider:
UC Riverside is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Northeastern home to Maine, Wednesday, November 28
UC Riverside home to Northern Colorado, Saturday, December 1