Northern Kentucky vs Wright State Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Wright State (18-13) vs Northern Kentucky (17-14)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Ervin J. Nutter Center)

Betting Odds: Wright State -7 -- Over/Under: 161.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northern Kentucky Norse and Wright State Raiders face off on Thursday in the Horizon League Tournament at the Nutter Center. These two teams just faced off on Saturday with Wright State securing the 94-88 victory. 

Can Wright State Replicate Saturday’s Game?

Wright State has been playing pretty well heading into this game and they sure looked good on Saturday, especially with the offense. Wright State put up 94 points and they ended up winning by six points. Two games ago against Fort Wayne, the defense wasn’t great giving up 79 points and they ended up losing by two points. Wright State on the season is averaging 86.1 points while their defense is giving up 80.6 points per game. Trey Calvin has been the top player for Wright State averaging 19.6 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field and 40.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

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Can Northern Kentucky Play Enough Defense?

Northern Kentucky scored 88 points on Saturday, but the defense wasn’t good enough. Marques Warrick had a strong game putting up 39 points, and he’s going to need to have a huge game here. Two games ago against Robert Morris, Northern Kentucky scored 70 points and they ended up winning by 10 points. Northern Kentucky is averaging 74.1 points while their defnese is giving up 72.2 points per game. Marques Warrick is averaging 19.9 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 29.4 percent from behind the three point line. 

Northern Kentucky vs Wright State Betting Prediction

If you like scoring, this is game you want to tune into. Wright State is averaging 86.1 points per game and they are going to have no issue running up the score. Their defense however is going to struggle again and that is going to be the difference here as this game is going to be a shootout. Look for both teams to go over 85 points and this game is going end up going over the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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