Northeastern vs. College of Charleston - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northeastern vs. College of Charleston - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

College of Charleston Cougars (15-11) at Northeastern Huskies (12-13)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Matthews Arena)

The Line: Northeastern Huskies -4 -- Over/Under: 138

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The Charleston Cougars will travel to Matthews Arena to take on the Northeastern Huskies this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Charleston Cougars lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 15-11 (9-5 CAA) on the season after being defeated by the Hofstra Pride, 76-63, this past Thursday. Charleston struggled defensively against Hofstra throughout the game and couldn’t fight back in the 2nd half after going into halftime trailing by a 41-30 margin. Charleston shot just 25.0% from beyond the arc, while allowing Hofstra to shoot 54.7% from the field and 38.9% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Cougars was Grant Riller who had 27 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.

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On the season, Charleston is averaging 71.1 ppg on 44.3% shooting from the field. The Cougars are averaging 7.6 three-pointers per game on 34.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Charleston has been led by Grant Riller (22.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.5 spg), Brevin Galloway (11.7 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 2.2 spg), and Sam Miller (8.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 bpg).

Defensively, Charleston is allowing their opponents to average 67.7 ppg on 41.8% shooting from the field. The Cougars have a rebound margin of -2.4 and a turnover margin of 1.2.

The Northeastern Huskies snapped their 4-game losing streak and dropped to 12-13 (6-7 CAA) on the season after defeating the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks, 71-63, this past Thursday. Northeastern raced out to 10-0 lead to start off the game and had no trouble cruised to victory after taking a 44-26 lead with 16:06 left in regulation. Northeastern shot 48.0% from the field and outrebounded UNC-Wilmington by a 36-31 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was Jordan Roland who had 27 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, and a steal.

On the season, Northeastern is averaging 72.3 ppg on 47.5% shooting from the field. The Huskies are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 38.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Northeastern has been led by Jordan Roland (23.5 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.7 spg), Tyson Walker (10.7 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.8 spg), and Bolden Brace (10.2 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.2 spg).

Defensively, Northeastern is allowing their opponents to average 67.1 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Huskies have a rebound margin of 1.0 and a turnover margin of 0.8.

The Cougars are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games, however, are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against Northeastern. Northeastern is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games at home.

Charleston comes into this game ranked 181st in scoring offense, 146th in FG%, and 135th in scoring defense.

Northeastern comes into this match-up ranked 141st in scoring offense, 23rd in FG%, and 118th in scoring defense.

Charleston has one of the best players in the CAA in Grant Riller, however, Northeastern is the more balanced team and I think has a slight edge with their efficient offense. These games are generally pretty close, however, as Northeastern was able to defeat the Cougars on the road earlier this season and that I haven’t been impressed with how the Cougars have looked in their last two games against Elon & Hofstra, I think Northeastern does enough to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!

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Brett’s Pick Northeastern Huskies -4

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