Betting on today’s Raiders and Norse game? Catch the action at Truist Arena in Highland Heights, KY, as the Norse hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. Wright State is favored by -1.5 in this Horizon League conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 158.5 points.


The Pick: Northern Kentucky Norse +1.5

This game will be played at Truist Arena at 2:00 ET on Sunday, February 4th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Norse.
  • Not only will Northern Kentucky pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 158.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Taking a Look at the Raiders Chances on the Road

Wright State comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 14 of their 23 games. On the road, the Raiders’ record is 4-6, and they are hoping to bounce back from a loss in their last game to Youngstown State, 88-77.

So far this season, Wright State has gone 12-11, and their record in the Horizon League is 7-5. As the favorite, they have gone 8-6, compared to 2-5 as the underdog.

Wright State has an ATS record of 9-12 this season, including a mark of 4-6 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Raiders have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Wright State’s over/under record for the season is 15-5-1 and today’s line of 158.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (159.1). So far, 10 of their games have had a lower over/under line than 158.5 and their games have finished with more points than today’s line in 16 games. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 176 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-0-1.

In their latest game, Wright State offense put up 77 points against Youngstown State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 6 threes. Trey Calvin is leading the team in scoring at 20 points per contest. Tanner Holden has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 16.5 going into the game.

Currently, the Raiders’ defense holds the 315th rank in the nation, allowing 81.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. Youngstown State, the Penguins finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 88 points vs. Wright State.

Will the Norse Win at Home?

Through 22 games, Northern Kentucky has an 11-11 record, including a 6-5 mark in Horizon League play. The Norse are coming off a loss to Youngstown State, 82-52, and they have dropped two straight games.

At home this season, Northern Kentucky has gone 6-2, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 8-2. As the underdog, the Norse have gone 1-10 this season, and they are 8-1 when favored.

As the underdog this season, Northern Kentucky has an ATS record of 5-6. At home, their ATS record is 6-2 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, their ATS mark is 5-5.

This season, the over/under record for Northern Kentucky games is 11-9 and today’s over/under line of 158.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (141.8). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 126 points.

Against Youngstown State, the Northern Kentucky had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 72.6 points per game. They scored 52 points and posted a field goal percentage of 28.8% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Marques Warrick, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 19.1, while Trey Robinson also carries a PPG average of 9.4 into the game.

So far, the Norse’s defense is ranked 155th in the country at 71.6 points per contest. The Northern Kentucky defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed Youngstown State to connect on 7 threes.