Looking to win big? The Norse and Bearcats face off at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bearcats are hosting the game at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 137.5 points, and the Bearcats are favored to win at home against the Norse.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE VS CINCINNATI BEARCATS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Northern Kentucky Norse +13.5
This game will be played at Fifth Third Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, November 19th.
WHY BET THE NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-66 in favor of the Bearcats.
- Even though we have Cincinnati winning straight-up, we like Northern Kentucky at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.
Can The Norse Secure a Road Victory?
Northern Kentucky will be participating in their third game of the season, and currently have a 0-2 record. In their previous three road games, including last year, Northern Kentucky is 0-3. As of today’s game, Northern Kentucky has a current ATS record of 0-2. However, looking back at their previous ten games, including those from last season, Northern Kentucky has gone 7-2 against the spread.
Through two games, Northern Kentucky has an over/under record of 1-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 136.5 points per game so far. The Norse’s have recorded an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 69 points per game.
In their latest game, Northern Kentucky offense put up 67 points against Washington. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 38.1% and made 3 threes. The team’s top scorer is Sam Vinson, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16, while Marques Warrick also carries a PPG average of 15 into the game.
The Norse’s defense is presently ranked 108th nationally, allowing an average of 72.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Northern Kentucky’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 25.6% this season.
Can the Bearcats Lock in a Home Win?
After their first three games, Cincinnati is undefeated with a 3-0 record. In their previous five home games, dating back to last year, Cincinnati has a record of 2-3. Against the spread, Cincinnati has a record of 1-2 thus far in the season. Looking back at their last ten games, including the previous season, Cincinnati has gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
So far, Cincinnati’s games have averaged 146.3 points per game with the average over/under line being 147 points. The Bearcats’ last five games have finished with a combined 82 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Cincinnati’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 85 points against Eastern Washington. They had an overall field goal percentage of 46.7% and made 21/31 free throws. Viktor Lakhin was the leading scorer for the Bearcats, putting up 26 points. In addition, Jizzle James contributed 13 points.
So far, the Bearcats’ defense is ranked 46th in the country at 64.0 points per contest. So far, the Cincinnati defense is giving up an average of 4.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.3 times per game (225th).