NCAA Basketball Betting - Northeastern Huskies vs. Connecticut Huskies

Monday, November 14, 2016 6:44 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 6:44 PM UTC

Season opener game for the Connecticut Huskies was a devastating loss, today they face the Northeaster Huskies. Will they redeem themselves? Expert capper Joe Catalina breaks down the game for a winning NCAA basketball pick.

<p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="" style="height:109px;width:100px;" />  <a href=""><img alt src="" style="height:40px;width:50px;" title="Shop Northeastern-Connecticut Live Odds" /></a> <img alt src="" style="height:118px;width:100px;" /></h2><h2 style="text-align:center;"><a href="" title="Click Here To Shop For Northeastern-Connecticut Live Odds"><strong>Northeastern Huskies vs. #18 Connecticut Huskies</strong></a></h2><p> </p><h2>Take Nothing For Granted</h2><p>This is what the 18th ranked Connecticut Huskies (0-1) and their head coach Kevin Ollie have learned after a devastating 67-58 loss to Wagner in the season opener. This was a game in which both teams shot less than 40 % from the field, but other than that, the Huskies didn't do anything out of the ordinary to lose to a team of such a lesser caliber. They just played from behind and didn't step up with any timely hoops. It's a definite learning experience for a young team and the pressure is on Connecticut as the 13 point betting favorite at home to produce a win tonight against Northeastern.</p><p> </p><h2>Team Chemistry</h2><p>A team can have very talented components, but if they don't gel and build a chemistry, they won't be successful over a long period of time. Connecticut will look to play as a team as VCU transfer, Terry Larrier, has proven to bring his "A-Game" to this Huskies squad. Larrier produced 19 points and 7 rebounds on 3 of 7 shooting from beyond the arc against Wagner.</p><p>While I don't expect Larrier to put up these type of numbers on a regular basis, he's a much-welcomed addition to the Connecticut Huskies team which features key returnees Jalen Adams and Rodney Purvis. Throughout most of his collegiate career at Connecticut, Purvis has been a double figure scorer and led the team in scoring last season. In the loss to Wagner, Purvis had just 5 points on 2 of 7 shooting from the field. I expect Rodney Purvis to have a bounce back performance as Connecticut attempts to get in the win column for the first time this season, tonight.</p><p> </p><h2>Effective At Both Ends of the Court</h2><p>On the positive side for Connecticut, freshman ,Alterique Gilbert, made a strong introduction at the collegiate level as he shot well and finished his first game with 14 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. Look for Gilbert to play well against Northeastern as he looked quite sharp in game number 1 of the <a href="" title="Compare NCAA Basketball Futures From Top Sportsbooks">2016-2017 NCAA Basketball Season</a>.</p><p>From a Northeastern perspective, they possess the arsenal to compete with Connecticut, but will their defense hold up against Connecticut's offense? This is a team that allowed 52 points to Boston University in the first half of their season-opening 87-77 win. Senior transfer Alex Murphy and senior T.J. Williams combined for 50 points on 16 of 25 shooting from the field and could be a thorn in Connecticut's side.</p><p>Connecticut isn't looking to cover the spread, they're looking to win a game after a dismal season opener. This should be a close game and 13 points appear to be a lot. Take Northeastern to cover for your <a href="" title="Follow NCAAB Experts For Free Picks">college basketball picks</a>.</p><h2> </h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Free NCAAB Pick: <a href="" title="Find NCAAB Odds Here!">Northeastern Huskies +13</a> </h2><h2 style="text-align:center;">Best Line Offered: <a href=";book=5dimes" rel="nofollow" title="Bet Only With The Best">at 5Dimes</a></h2><p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":3100295, "sportsbooksIds":[19,238,93,1096,1275], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1 }[/]</p>
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