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Where: TD Arena, Charleston, SC
When: Saturday, February 16, 4:00 PM. ET.
The Charleston Cougars will be trying to bounce back from their loss to Hofstra when they take on the Northeastern Huskies on Saturday afternoon.
Huskies Going For Sixth Consecutive Win
The Huskies have been on a roll over the last two weeks and have won their last five games, which helped them move into the second spot in the CAA standings, two games behind the conference-leading Hofstra Pride. They will be trying to catch up to the Pride by winning their sixth game in a row, which will give them their 10th win in their last 11 games.
— Northeastern MBB (@GoNUmbasketball) February 15, 2019
Northeastern has played well offensively, averaging 75.4 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 38 percent from three-point range.
Vasa Pusica leads the way for the Huskies with 17 points and 4.2 assists per game. Jordan Roland is averaging 15.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game, while Donnell Gresham Jr. is averaging 10.3 points and five rebounds per game.
The Huskies have been average on defense and are giving up 71.3 points per game. They played well in their last four games, holding opponents to 64.5 points per game and will need to keep it up if they want to beat the Cougars on Saturday.
Cougars Going For Seventh Win In Eight Games
Like the Huskies, the Cougars are trying to catch up with the Pride in the CAA standings and are 3.5 games behind the conference leaders. They blew an opportunity to reduce the distance between them after losing to the Pride in their last game.
“A lot of points in that game. Obviously, we don’t win in the 90s. They (Hofstra) certainly had players make some tremendous shots. Give them credit. We had a game plan to take away layups & contest their 3’s, but they made them. I thought our guys played with good effort. – EG pic.twitter.com/UIU7WWY7eZ
— CofC Basketball (@CofCBasketball) February 15, 2019
They will be trying to bounce back from the loss and pick up their seventh win in their last eight games when they face the Huskies on Saturday.
Charleston has played well on offense, averaging 73.6 points per game. The team is shooting 47 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.
Grant Riller leads the way for the Cougars with 22 points and 4.1 assists per game. Jarrell Brantley is averaging 18.7 points and eight rebounds per game, while Brevin Galloway is averaging 8.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
The Cougars have also played well defensively and are holding opponents to 67.9 points per game. They gave up 99 points in their last game and will need to play significantly better to get the win over the Huskies.
- 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games.
- 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.
- 1-4 ATS in the last 5 games against Charleston.
The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Cougars and Huskies have both played well against the spread, with Charleston winning seven of their last 10 games against teams with winning records and Northeastern winning eight of their last 11 games. However, the Cougars have the edge in this game because they are playing very well right now and have won four of their last five games against the Huskies.
Prediction: Charleston Cougars
Full-Game Total Pick
The Huskies have played over the total in their last five road games and in seven of their last eight games following an ATS loss. The Cougars have played over the total in five of their last seven games after giving up more than 90 points in their previous game and in seven of their last 10 games against teams with winning records.
Half-Time Side Pick
The Cougars will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Huskies in the first half of their last three games, averaging 38 points per game while the Huskies average 36 points per game.
Prediction: Charleston Cougars
Half-Time Total Bet
The Cougars and Huskies are averaging 74 points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.