Texas Tech vs Northern Kentucky 3/22/19 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions
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Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. NKU Norse
NCAAB: 1:30 PM EST
Mar. 22, 2019
Texas Tech has been playing great all year and won the Big 12 on the season. The Raiders, though, will have to face a scrappy Northern Kentucky team. The Red Raiders would like to come into the game here after losing a game to West Virginia in the conference tournament. However, the Red Raiders are a team that should be able to bounce back nicely from the loss.
The defense for the Red Raiders was able to allow only 59.3 points a game on the season. However, the offense of the Red Raiders was able to score at a clip of 73.1 points a game. The Red Raiders have been able to get a total of 14 assist a game, but have ended up getting a total of 34.3 boards a game.
Northern Kentucky was able to win not only the regular season championship in the Horizon, but also pulled off the conference tournament as well. The downside is the Norse are also a team that did have some hiccups during the season, but always seemed to play up to the level of competition they were facing and that could be the case in this game here.
During the regular season the Norse were able to score only 79.1 points a game, but the defense would give up 68.8 points a game. When it came to passing the ball the Norse were able to get 17.1 assist a game, but the Norse were able to pull down 37 boards a game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Norse are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Red Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games.
Under is 3-1-1 in Norse last 5 non-conference games.
Over is 4-0 in Red Raiders last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Free Betting Pick: Northern Kentucky Norse +14.5
The Red Raiders may think this game will be a walk in the park, but the Norse are hungry and are going to look to pull off the upset. What else will help the Norse out is they have an offense that has been consistent almost all season and that is what will happen in this game as the defense of the Red Raiders looks like it did against the Mountaineers. Final Score Prediction, Northern Kentucky Norse win in big upset but grab the points just in case 68-66.