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The Princeton Tigers meet the Northeastern Huskies in an intriguing setting for college basketball on Saturday. The teams face off in the final of the 2022 London Basketball Classic at Copper Box Arena in England. Princeton is on a three-game winning streak including a 74-66 win over Army on Thursday. Northeastern opened the season with four straight losses before defeating Manhattan in overtime on Thursday in London.

Caesars Sportsbook lists the Tigers as 7.5-point favorites for this noon ET tip. The total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, or the over/under, is 138 in the latest Northeastern vs. Princeton odds. Before making any Princeton vs. Northeastern picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past six years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of more than $1,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. 

Now, the model has set its sights on Princeton vs. Northeastern and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can see the pick at SportsLine. Here are the college basketball odds and betting lines for Northeastern vs. Princeton:

  • Northeastern vs. Princeton spread: Princeton -7.5
  • Northeastern vs. Princeton over/under: 138 points
  • Northeastern: The Huskies are 1-4 against the spread this season
  • Princeton: The Tigers are 2-3 against the spread this season
  • Northeastern vs. Princeton picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why Northeastern can cover 

Northeastern's offense can be comfortable against a Princeton team that forces a turnover on only 14.8% of defensive possessions. The Tigers have a meager 6.7% steal rate, and opponents are shooting 36.4% from 3-point range against Princeton. Northeastern's attack is keyed by veteran guard Jahmyl Telfort, who is averaging 15.4 points per game while shooting 38.5% from 3-point range. Northeastern is also above-average in offensive rebound rate (32.3%) and assist percentage (53.4%) this season. 

On defense, the Huskies have a stellar 10.0% steal rate and Northeastern is above the national average in preventing free throw attempts. Princeton is shooting only 65.0% at the charity stripe with a mark outside the top 250 nationally in free throw creation rate, and the Tigers have a paltry 25.6% offensive rebound rate in the first five games.

Why Princeton can cover

Princeton has a very strong offense, but the Tigers are also sound on the defensive side. The Tigers rank in the top 10 of the nation in defensive rebounding, securing 81.6% of missed shots from opponents. Princeton is also above-average in free throw prevention, and opponents are shooting only 47.7% on 2-point attempts against the Tigers. Princeton ranks in the top 100 in 3-point attempt rate allowed and assist rate allowed this season. 

From there, Northeastern has weaknesses on offense, including an adjusted offensive efficiency mark that ranks outside the top 300 nationally. The Huskies turn the ball over on 22.9% of possessions, and Northeastern is very poor in free throw creation. When the Huskies get to the line, they shoot only 58.2% this season, and Northeastern is shooting only 44.5% on 2-point attempts and 30.9% on 3-point attempts.

How to make Northeastern vs. Princeton picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 143 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits well over 70% of the time. You can see the picks here.

So who wins Princeton vs. Northeastern? And which side of the spread hits well over 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college basketball picks, and find out.