The Stanford Cardinal (2-1) will be at home in Maples Pavilion when they go head-to-head with the Northeastern Huskies (2-0). Stanford is an 8.5-point favorite on the opening line, while the games Over/Under (O/U) opened at 143.5 points. Action gets underway at 6 p.m. ET on Friday, November 17, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
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The Huskies won big over the Wentworth Leopards in their last contest, 83-49. With 11 points and seven rebounds, Northeasterns Donnell Gresham Jr. had a solid performance. Northeastern dominated every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.213 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.4. Wentworth had marks of 0.034 and 17.5, respectively, for those same stats.
The last time the Cardinal played, they were blown out by the Eastern Washington Eagles, 67-61. With 12 points and 17 rebounds, Oscar Da Silva had a solid outing for Stanford. Eastern Washington was lights out from beyond the arc (11-25; 44.0 percent). Stanford, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (26.1 vs. 17.5).
Second-chance opportunities might be rare for Stanford in this contest. The Cardinal rank 176th in offensive rebounding percentage (29.5 percent), while Northeastern ranks 70th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.6 percent) since the 2016-17 season.
Since last season, the Huskies have had records of 17-16 straight up (SU) and 13-11-1 against the spread (ATS). Just over half of Northeastern games have finished over the projected point total since last season.
The Cardinal, meanwhile, have records of 16-18 SU and 13-19-1 ATS since last season. Stanfords games have had a slight tendency to go over the projected point total over that same stretch (48.5 percent).
Northeastern Huskies vs. Stanford Cardinal Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Northeastern, ATS Winner – Northeastern, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Huskies rank 164th in assists per game (13.5) while the Cardinal rank 199th in assists allowed per game (13.8).
- Northeastern ranks 71st in three pointers attempted per game (23.5) while Stanford ranks 314th (16.1).
- The Huskies average 3.7 blocks per game, which ranks 106th in the nation. The Cardinal rank 177th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
- Stanford ranks 201st in rebounds per game (35.1) while Northeastern ranks 249th (34.0).