Looking to win big? The Norse and Raiders face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Raiders are hosting the game at Nutter Center in Dayton, OH. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 162 points, and Wright State is favored by -7 to win at home against Northern Kentucky.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE VS WRIGHT STATE RAIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northern Kentucky Norse +7

This game will be played at Nutter Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Raiders.
  • Even though we have Wright State winning straight-up, we like Northern Kentucky at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 162 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Norse Have a Shot at a Road Win?

As a road underdog, Northern Kentucky has gone 3-13 this season. They have gone 5-11 on the road this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -6.5 points per game.

Over their last ten road games, the Norse have gone 3-7. In their previous game, they lost to Wright State by a score of 94-88.

As the underdog this season, Northern Kentucky has an ATS record of 9-7. On the road, their ATS mark is 9-7, and over their last three road games, they are 3-0 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Norse are 6-4 ATS. Overall, their record vs. the spread this year is 16-13.

On the season, the over/under record for Northern Kentucky games is 15-14. Today’s over/under line of 162 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 151 points.

In their recent matchup, the Northern Kentucky offense ended with 88 points against Wright State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.5% and made 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Marques Warrick, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 20, while Trey Robinson also carries a PPG average of 10.8 into the game.

On the defensive side, Northern Kentucky is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 72.2 points per game. Northern Kentucky’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Wright State offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 94 points.

Do the Raiders Have a Shot at a Home Win?

Wright State enters this game as the favorite, something they have been in 20 of their 31 games this season. They have gone 13-7 in those games, including a 9-6 record at home.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Raiders have gone 6-4. They have also won two straight games at home and are 3-2 in their last five.

As the favorite, Wright State has gone just 4-6 vs. the spread in their last 10 games. At home, their ATS record is 6-9 this season and they are just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five home games. Overall, the Raiders are 13-15 ATS this year.

Today’s over/under line of 162 is higher than the average over/under line in Wright State’s games this season (159.5). This year, their over/under record is 21-6-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 169 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1.

The Wright State offense is coming off a game where they scored 94 points against Northern Kentucky. They posted a field goal percentage of 54.2% and connected on 11 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Trey Calvin, who holds an average of 19.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tanner Holden is averaging 16.1 points per game this season.

Facing Northern Kentucky, Wright State aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 80.6 points allowed per game (335th). Wright State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Northern Kentucky offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 88 points.