Wright State at Northern Kentucky 1/11/19 - NCAAB Picks & Predictions
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Wright State Raiders vs. Northern Kentucky Norse
NCAAB: 7:00 PM EST
Jan. 11, 2019
TV: ESPN 2
Latest Odds : NKU -5.5 Total 139
The Wright State Raiders visit BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, Kentucky on Friday to play the Northern Kentucky Norse. Wright State improved to 8-9 on the season following its 89-73 win over Oakland last Saturday. The Raiders were led by Cole Gentry with 22 points. Wright State separated early from Oakland with a first half run of 14-0 to take control of the game.
Northern Kentucky improved to 13-4 on the season following its 95-73 win over Detroit Mercy last Saturday. The Norse were led by Drew McDonald with 23 points as six players for Northern Kentucky scored in double figures in the blowout win. Northern Kentucky has won four of its last five overall.
Billy Wampler leads Wright State in scoring with an average of 15.0 points per game. Loudon Love is the third leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 13.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. Cole Gentry is the team leader in assists with an average of 3.9 per game. Wright State is shooting 42.6% from the field and 36.6% from 3-point territory.
Drew McDonald leads the Norse in scoring and rebounding with averages of 18.6 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. Three other Northern Kentucky players are averaging double figures in scoring. Jalen Tate leads the Norse in assists with an average of 3.9 per game. Northern Kentucky is shooting 47.9% from the field and 35.6% from 3-point territory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Wright State is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 on Friday
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Raiders last 6 following a win ATS
Northern Kentucky is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 versus Horizon League opponents
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Norse’s last 7
Free Betting Pick: Northern Kentucky Norse -5.5
Northern Kentucky is having a much better season than Wright State. The Norse has covered the number in 6 of its last 8 in the Horizon League, 4 of its last 5 on Friday and 7 of its last 9 after scoring 90 points or more the previous game. Wright State on the other hand has failed to cover 12 of its last 17 versus a team with a .600 or higher winning percentage. Final Score Prediction, Northern Kentucky Norse win and cover ATS 78-68.