Wright State at Northern Kentucky: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Northern Kentucky Norse (12-9) vs Wright State Raiders (17-4)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm (BB&T Arena)
Betting Odds: Northern Kentucky Norse +9 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Wright State Raiders will travel to BB&T Arena to take on the Northern Kentucky Norse this Friday night in College Basketball action.
The Wright State Raiders won their 9th straight game and improved to 17-4 on the season after defeating the Milwaukee Panthers, 92-82, this past Saturday. Wright State was outstanding offensively in the 1st half against Milwaukee and had no trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 52-37 lead. Wright State shot 46.8% from the field and 52.6% from beyond the arc while Milwaukee shot 47.0% from the field and 35.0% from beyond the arc. Wright State outrebounded Milwaukee by a 44-29 margin and committed 13 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Raiders was Loudon Love who had a double-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, & 1 block.
On the season, Wright State is averaging 82.0 ppg on 48.8% shooting from the field. The Raiders are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 37.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wright State has been led by Loudon Love (16.7 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 bpg), Tanner Holden (16.0 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.6 apg), Grant Basile (13.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.6 bpg), & Tim Finke (10.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Wright State is holding their opponents to an average of 65.3 ppg on 39.5% shooting from the field. The Raiders have a rebound margin of 9.9 and a turnover margin of -0.8.
The Northern Kentucky Norse improved to 12-9 on the season after defeating the Green Bay Phoenix, 71-66, this past Saturday. Northern Kentucky was outstanding from the field against Green Bay and was able to pull away for good after a Marques Warrick jumper gave the Norse a 67-66 lead with 1:13 left in regulation. Northern Kentucky shot 51.7% from the field and 25.0% from beyond the arc while Green Bay shot 45.5% from the field and 35.3% from beyond the arc. Northern Kentucky outrebounded Green Bay by a 30-29 margin and committed just 6 turnovers in the victory. Leading the way for the Norse was Marques Warrick who had 19 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, & 2 steals.
On the season, Northern Kentucky is averaging 71.6 ppg on 45.2% shooting from the field. The Norse are averaging 7.0 three-pointers per game on 30.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Northern Kentucky has been led by Trevon Faulkner (16.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.6 spg), Marques Warrick (15.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.9 apg), Bryson Langdon (9.8 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.2 spg), & Adrian Nelson (8.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Northern Kentucky is allowing their opponents to average 71.0 ppg on 45.0% shooting from the field. The Norse have a rebound margin of 0.5 and a turnover margin of 0.5.
The Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Norse are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, however, are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Wright State can at times be inconsistent, however, this is the best team in the Horizon as the Raiders come into this game ranked 16th in scoring offense, 58th in scoring defense, & 18th in defensive FG%. Northern Kentucky has played well as of late and have an 8-4 home record, however, their recent success has mostly come from a soft schedule and the Norse are not overly solid on either end of the court as they come into this game ranked just 174th in scoring offense & t-198th in scoring defense. Wright State is in a tight battle for the regular season championship with Cleveland State, as they go into this game with identical 15-3 conference records, and as I think the Raiders come out sharp in this one, I think the Raiders do enough in this one to cover this large road spread. Good Luck!