Check out our free Charleston vs Northeastern pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Boston. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Charleston vs Northeastern Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds

Cougars vs Huskies Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Charleston Cougars at Northeastern Huskies
  • Where: Boston at Matthews Arena
  • Date: Saturday, January 21st
  • Betting Odds: Charleston -9, CHAR -456 | NEAST +334 O/U 144.0

Cougars Preview:

Charleston heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 20-1. On the road, the Cougars will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 7-1. This season, Charleston has been favored to win in 17 games, sitting with a mark of 17-0. For today’s contest, Charleston has a betting line set -9 points in their favor.

Charleston’s leading scorer this season is Dalton Bolon, who is averaging 13.76 points per contest. So far, Bolon has accounted for 17.26% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.38 rebounds per game and 1.24 assists. Reyne Smith is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 11.48 points per game. Between him and Smith, they are accounting for 31.7% of the team’s scoring.

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Charleston comes into today’s matchup vs Northeastern, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 21 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Cougars have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 220th in possessions per game.

Huskies Preview:

Through 18 games, the Northeastern Huskies have an overall record of 8-10. So far this season, Northeastern has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-3. For the season, Northeastern has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 2-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Huskies being +9 point underdogs.

Jahmyl Telfort comes into today’s game as the Huskies’ leading scorer at 16.28 points per contest. Not only has Telfort been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Northeastern’s top rebounder at 4.94 boards per contest. Behind Telfort, the team has benefited from the strong play of Coleman Stucke, who is second on the team in scoring at 7.88 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.8% of his shots and is adding 2.82 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Northeastern this season, as they are currently ranked 398th in college basketball at 64.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Huskies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 366th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Charleston Cougars -9

The Charleston Cougars will tip off their matchup over Northeastern Huskies as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -9. Our analysis like’s Charleston’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Charleston and Northeastern are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Charleston, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Cougars don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 1-4 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.

 


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