The Miami (OH) RedHawks (4-3) will be at home in John D. Millett Hall when they meet the Northern Kentucky Norse (5-3). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks ATS Preview
In the Norse’s last contest, they lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks, 66-60. Dantez Walton had a solid performance for Northern Kentucky, leading both teams in scoring with 30 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Arkansas held the Norse to an offensive rebounding percentage of 14.7 (below their season average of 30.1). Northern Kentucky, meanwhile, held the Razorbacks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.445 (below their season average of 0.499).
The RedHawks are hoping for a better outcome after their 71-66 loss to the Wright State Raiders in their last matchup. With 12 points and 10 rebounds, Miami (OH)’s Bam Bowman put together a good outing. Wright State had a free throw rate of 0.316 (above their season average of 0.192). Miami (OH), on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.8 (above their season average of 25.2).
The offense of Miami (OH) will face off against the top-notch defense of Northern Kentucky. Since the 2018-19 season, the RedHawks rank 188th in offensive efficiency, while the Norse are 69th in defensive efficiency. The Norse figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.
The Norse won the only game against the RedHawks last season, 72-66. The Norse dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a great turnover percentage of 9.6 and an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3. The RedHawks were 14.1 and 25.0, respectively, for those same stats.
Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Miami (OH) RedHawks Betting Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Miami (OH), ATS Winner – Miami (OH), O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Norse rank 99th in steals per game (6.9) while the RedHawks rank 132nd in steals allowed per game (6.2).
Northern Kentucky ranks 95th in blocked shots (3.8 per game) while Miami (OH) ranks 112th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Northern Kentucky ranks 14th in assists per game (16.6) while Miami (OH) ranks 302nd (11.2).
The Norse average 25.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 64th in the country. The RedHawks rank 195th in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).
Northern Kentucky averages 37.3 rebounds per game, which ranks 84th in the country. Miami (OH) ranks 161st in rebounds allowed per game (34.7).