Northern Kentucky at Oakland: 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Northern Kentucky at Oakland: 2/20/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Golden Grizzlies (18-9) vs Northern Kentucky Norse (15-11)

Game Info: Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 3:00 pm (Athletics Center Orena)

Betting Odds: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -6.5 -- Over/Under: 140 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Northern Kentucky Norse and Oakland Golden Grizzlies face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at the Athletics Center O’rena. When these two teams faced off on February 4th it was Northern Kentucky that won 87-78. 

Trevon Faulkner was the top player for Northern Kentucky scoring 26 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Jalen Moore was the top player for Oakland scoring 24 points. 

Northern Kentucky comes into this game with a 15-11 record overall and they have gone 11-13 against the spread. Even though they have played well this season, they looked awful in the last game against Detroit. The offense could only manage 52 points, and that led to the eight point defeat. The Norse are averaging 69.5 points while their defense has given up 66.1 points per game. Marques Warrick has been the top player for Northern Kentucky averaging 14.8 points while shooting 36.8 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Oakland Golden Grizzlies who sit with an 18-9 record and they have gone 14-2 against the spread. Even though they have found success, they are also coming off a loss. The defense gave up 78 points to Wright State, and that led to the defeat. Oakland is averaging 75.8 points while their defense is giving up 68.6 points per game. Jamal Cain has been the best player for Oakland averaging 20.4 points while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 30.3 percent from deep. 

Oakland is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games following a straight up loss. The Norse are 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games. The over is 5-1 in Oakland’s last six home games. The under is 4-1 Oakland’s last five games following a straight up loss. 

Oakland has struggled to cover the spreads coming out of losses and it’s going to be no different in this game. Northern Kentucky overall hasn’t been as good offensively, but they have a talented roster and they are fine playing the faster pace. Look for Northern Kentucky to have a strong offensive game, and they will cover the spread.

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Shane’s Pick Northern Kentucky +6.5

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