Northern Kentucky vs Cincinnati Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/19/23

Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0) vs Northern Kentucky Norse (1-2)

Game Info: Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Fifth Third Arena)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Bearcats -14 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northern Kentucky Norse and Cincinnati Bearcats face off on Sunday in a college basketball showdown at Fifth Third Arena. 

Northern Kentucky’s Offense Has Been Inconsistent

Northern Kentucky comes into this game with a 1-2 record overall and at times the offense hasn’t been good enough. In the first game against Middle Tennessee, the offense only scored 57 points. In the last game against DePauw the offense was elite scoring 85 points on the way to the victory. Sam Vinson had a strong game putting up 21 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Northern Kentucky is averaging 69.7 points while thier defense is giving up 72.3 points per game. 

Cincinnati’s Offense Is the X-Factor

Cincinnati comes into this game with a 3-0 record and they have won because of the offense. In the last game against Eastern Washington, Cincinnati scored 85 points and that led to the 12 point victory. Viktor Lahkin was the top player putting up 26 points, 11 rebounds, and one assist. The Bearcats are averaging 82.3 points while their defense is giving up 64 points per game. The offense is ranked 88th while the defense is ranked 73rd. Viktor Lahrkin has been the top player for the Bearcats putting up 13.7 points while shooting 55.6 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from behind the three point line. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to come down to pace. If Northern Kentucky can keep the pace slow they have a chance, but I don’t think they are going to be able to slow it down. Cincinnati’s offense is averaging 82.3 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Northern Knetucky doesn’t have the offene to keep up, and it will be the Bearcats that get the job done. Back Cincinnati against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Cincinnati -14

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