Check out our free Northeastern vs William & Mary pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Williamsburg. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Northeastern vs William & Mary Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Tribe Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Northeastern Huskies at William & Mary Tribe
- Where: Williamsburg at Kaplan Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 5th
- Betting Odds: Northeastern -1, NEAST -118 | WM -104 O/U 133.0
Northeastern heads into this matchup having played 13 games and have an overall record sitting at 5-8. On the road, the Huskies will be playing their 7th game of the season, having gone 1-6. So far, the Huskies have been favored 4 times, going 3-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Northeastern as -1 point favorites.
Northeastern will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Jahmyl Telfort who is averaging 17.15 points per game for the Huskies. Telfort is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Huskies’ offensive gameplan is the play of Coleman Stucke who has hit 37.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 6.75 points 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 that 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.
Through 14 games, the William & Mary Tribe have an overall record of 5-9. Currently, the Tribe have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 5-2. So far, the Tribe have been the underdog 12 times, going 3-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
William & Mary’s leading scorer this season is Anders Nelson who is averaging 10.79 points per contest. So far, Nelson has accounted for 15.68% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.0 rebounds per game and 4.93 assists. Ben Wight is the second leading scorer for the Tribe, averaging 10.21 points per game. Between him and Wight, they are accounting for 30.5% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for William & Mary this season, as they are currently ranked 410th in college basketball at 63.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Tribe’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.8%, placing them 434th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Northeastern Huskies -1
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Northeastern Huskies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -1 point betting favorites. Although Northeastern as a team is just 251st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Tribe’s defense. At -1 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Huskies to come out on top and cover.