Against The Spread Pick
This is a game that should see Northeastern run past a struggling James Madison. The Huskies have won a solid three out of their last four games. When they win games they win big. Each of their last four victories have been by eight or more points. To add, James Madison has seen five straight losses. Where most of James Madison’s issues have come from is offense. They have only averaged 65 points in their last five games. On the flip side, Northeastern has put up some of the best offensive stats in the country. The Huskies are shooting 47 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from behind the arc. Northeastern also thrives from the free-throw line where they make 79 percent. In their first matchup Northeastern dominated leading to a 88-72 win and I expect more of the same here. Take Northeastern with the points.
Over Under Pick
This game should see plenty of scoring. The over easily cashed in the first meeting. Most of this is due to Northeastern’s incredible shooting which is 47.2% as a team. The Dukes feature one of the worst defensive stats in the country allowing an average of 76.3 points allowed. The over is 4-1 in the Huskies’ last five games against a team with a losing record. To add, the Huskies don’t really play a sharp defense either. Opponents are shooting over 45% from the field against them this season which places them 315th in the nation in field goal defense. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams. Back the over with confidence.