Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Wildcats vs Norse CBB Odds
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(28-5) Kentucky Wildcats vs. Northern Kentucky Norse (24-10)
2017 NCAA Tournament – South Region
Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wildcats -20
CBB Betting Total: 152.5
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The Wildcats look to be peeking at just the right time, they have not lost in more than a month. They are a dangerous #2.
Once Valparaiso lost their top player things really opened up in the Horizon. The Norse snuck in and get to play a state “rival”.
The Wildcats did not get a top seed but this team is as talented as any in the country. This game should be a speed bump.
Kentucky’s best players are once again freshmen – Malik Monk, De’Aaron Fox and Bam Adebayo. This their first tourney game, obviously, so they “might” start slow.
Love that this team actually has some veterans who play. Isaiah Briscoe will be important long term, as will Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins.
Even if it takes them a while to find their footing this will likely be a rout. However, the Cats had 4 games early when they were 20 or more point faves. They only went 2-2 ATS in those games.
Northern Kentucky Norse
The Norse finished third in the Horizon during the regular season. They swept through the tournament, beating the spread each time.
It will be interesting to see how Drew McDonald fares against UK. The leading scorer and rebounder for the Norse has bulk – 6’7″ 250. Was a non factor against the best team on their schedule – WVU 0 points.
LaVone Holland will have to play a savvy game at PG. UK does not play a lot of pressure D but if he is in a rush their athleticism will kill them. He has to be smart with the ball.
Classic formula will have to be employed to keep it close. Make some three and rebound the ball. The Wildcats will miss some shots but the Norse are light inside on rebounding.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Norse are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Norse are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
- Norse are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog.
- Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
- Wildcats are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games as a favorite.
- Wildcats are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games.
Free Kentucky Wildcats vs. Northern Kentucky Norse NCAAB Prediction:
The key will be how focused UK is early. Odds are they cover either way but if they jump out to a 10 point lead in the first 10 minutes they could win by 30+.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Kentucky -20
I am not usually too interested in this much chalk but I don’t see how the Norse keep pace in this one.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Kentucky 86 – Northern Kentucky 61
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