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Virginia Commonwealth favored by -14.5 against Northeastern on Friday

Northeastern HuskiesVirginia Commonwealth Rams
2-4November 29, 2013, 07:00 | Siegel Center4-2

The Virginia Commonwealth Rams hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Northeastern Huskies pay a visit to Siegel Center on the college basketball betting menu.

The Rams bring a 4-2 record (2-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-4 Huskies, who are 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Virginia Commonwealth go 1-4 so far and the Huskies go 1-2.

View Northeastern Huskies vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Rams in this one found them listed as -14.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Friday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Huskies was expected to move the line.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Rams) and the No. 206 (Huskies) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Northeastern lost its last outing, a 62-60 result against Florida State on November 24. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Northeastern got 21 points and 15 rebounds from Scott Eatherton in a losing cause in their 62-60 loss to Florida State on Sunday.

Virginia Commonwealth lost its last outing, an 84-80 result against Georgetown on November 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Rams endured an 84-80 loss at the hands of the Hoyas on Sunday, despite a 22-point effort from Briante Weber at Coliseo Roberto Clemente.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 117 in NCAA hoops at 37.83 per game. Contrast that with Virginia Commonwealth’s No. 161 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 114-ranked team in the country at 6.33 per game, while Northeastern rates No. 213 at 4.67 per game.

Next up:
Northeastern home to Harvard, Wednesday, December 4th
Virginia Commonwealth at Belmont, Sunday, December 1st