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Northeastern Huskies vs Hofstra Pride Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Hofstra PrideNortheastern Huskies
7-16February 05, 2014, 07:00 | Matthews Arena7-16

The Northeastern Huskies will be trying to slam the Hofstra Pride on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Matthews Arena in college betting action.

Northeastern will face the 7-16 Pride, who own a 10-7-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Huskies are 6-13-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pride are 7-8-1 favoring the OVER.

View Hofstra Pride vs Northeastern Huskies Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Northeastern sat as -8.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 207-ranked Huskies and the No. 239-rated Pride in this matchup.

Last time out for Hofstra, they were a 67-49 loser as they battled College of Charleston on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10-point underdog. The Pride endured a 67-49 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from Zeke Upshaw at TD Arena.

Northeastern lost its last outing, an 80-67 result against Delaware on February 3. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. Scott Eatherton scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Huskies to a win (they lost 80-67 to Delaware at Bob Carpenter Center on Monday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Northeastern's No. 170-rated squad against Hofstra's No. 109-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Northeastern rates No. 225 in the country with 4.83 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 94 nationally with 6.74 per match.

A few Pride at Huskies trends to consider:
Hofstra is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Hofstra is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hofstra's last 6 games
Hofstra is 1-14 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Northeastern is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
Northeastern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Northeastern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Northeastern is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Hofstra

Next up:
Hofstra home to UNC Wilmington, Saturday, February 8th
Northeastern at William & Mary, Saturday, February 8th