Northern Kentucky vs Cleveland State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/7/23
Cleveland State Vikings (21-12) vs Northern Kentucky Norse (21-12)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Indiana Farmers Coliseum)
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The Northern Kentucky Norse will play the Cleveland State Vikings in the Championship Game of the Horizon League Tournament on Tuesday night at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Northern Kentucky Preview
The Northern Kentucky Norse are 21-12 (14-6) this season after they defeated Youngstown State by a score of 75-63 in their last game. Northern Kentucky led this game by 15 points at halftime and was able to hold on for the win in the second half. Northern Kentucky shot 37.3% from the field and made 28 free throws in the win. The Norse recorded 37 rebounds and forced 13 turnovers in the game. The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 68.2 points per game, 63.7 points against per game, 32.4 rebounds per game, and 14.1 assists per game. Marques Warrick has led the Norse this season with 19.1 points per game, 2.8 assists per game, and 2.3 rebounds per game. Northern Kentucky is shooting 43.4% from the field, 68.2% on free throws, and 35.7% on three pointers this year.
Cleveland State Preview
The Cleveland State Vikings are 21-12 (14-6) this season after they defeated Milwaukee by a score of 93-80 in their last game. Cleveland State scored 46 points in the first half and 47 points in the second half for the win. Cleveland State shot 49.3% from the field and made 19 free throws in the game. The Vikings recorded 42 rebounds and forced 11 turnovers in the win. The Cleveland State Vikings are averaging 71.3 points per game, 67.8 points against per game, 35.4 rebounds per game, and 13.3 assists per game. Tristan Enaruna has led the Vikings this season with 15.4 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Cleveland State is shooting 45.4% from the field, 67.5% on free throws, and 30.4% on three pointers this year.
Both of these teams finished tied for second in the Horizon League standings this season and they split the season series, with both teams teams winning by exactly one point. Cleveland State has been the better offensive team this year and is scoring more points per game, averaging more rebounds per game, and shooting a higher percentage from the field. I like Cleveland State to win the auto bid to the NCAA Tournament in this one.