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Tigers open as college hoops underdog vs Huskies

Towson TigersNortheastern Huskies
18-9February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Matthews Arena9-18

Towson travels to Northeastern on Thursday, hoping to boost its 18-9 record with a victory over the Huskies.

The Huskies sport a record of 9-18 and 10-13-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Tigers have 18-9 and 11-7-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-15-1 for the Huskies and 8-11 for the Tigers.

View Towson Tigers vs Northeastern Huskies Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Towson before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Huskies rated this week at No. 193 and the Tigers sitting at No. 68.

In their last action, Towson was a 78-63 winner at home against Delaware. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got a 25-point performance from Jerrelle Benimon, who added 18 rebounds, as Towson ran past Delaware 78-63 on Monday at SECU Arena.

Northeastern won its last outing, a 60-44 result against College of Charleston on February 15. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Northeastern got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Scott Eatherton en route to a 60-44 victory over College of Charleston on Saturday at TD Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northeastern has the nation's No. 234-rated offensive output, at 64.96 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 89 allowing on average 67.7 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 43.53% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.16% per game.

A few Tigers at Huskies trends to consider:
Towson is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Towson is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Towson is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Towson is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Northeastern is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Northeastern is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games
Northeastern is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Northeastern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Towson at Hofstra, Saturday, February 22nd
Northeastern at William & Mary, Saturday, February 22nd