Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Norse vs Raiders CBB Odds
Looking for Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Wright State Raiders NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Norse taking on the Raiders on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the WSU Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Norse Raiders matchup.
20-6 (5-6 A) Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Wright State Raiders 15-11 (11-2 H)
Date: Friday, February 15th, 2019
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: WSU Nutter Center, Dayton, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Wright St. -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 139.5
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The Wright State Raiders have improved their play on both sides of the ball at a critical point in the season. So much so that they have worked themselves into second place within the Horizon League, behind the Northern Kentucky Norse.
The Norse have won two straight games after dropping two straight games recently. Its offense is averaging 88 points per game along with allowing just 64 points per game during their current winning streak.
Wright State Raiders
The Raiders had little trouble disposing of the Titans of Detroit Mercy in their last time out thanks to 49% shooting from the field. Loudon Love led the team with 17 points along with 8 rebounds.
Malachi Smith along with Skyelar Potter also chipped in 14 points each in the win for the Raiders, their fourth straight win at home. Love (16 ppg, 8 rebs) is a potential double-double in every contest as he is also shooting 50% from the floor on the season.
Mark Hughes (9 ppg) also chipped in 12 points in the win for the Raiders, as he scored in double digits in their last three contests. Hughes also shoots 43% percent from the floor on the season.
The Raiders will be looking to atone for a four point defeat to the Norse in January of 2018. In this contest, Love led the team with 16 points while Hughes chipped in 14 in the slim loss; However, the team shot just 42% from the floor compared to 47% for Northern Kentucky.
Northern Kentucky Norse
The Northern Kentucky Norse sits comfortably atop the Horizon League standings. Most importantly, they have a chance to create even more space between themselves and the second place Wright State with a win on Friday night.
This will not be easy as the Raiders have gained much momentum since their last meeting last month. In fact, the Raiders have won seven of eight games since their loss to Northern Kentucky.
The Norse, on the other hand, are winners of six of eight games, overall, as they picked up their second straight versus the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in their last outing. In this contest, the Norse shot 48% from the floor in the win while holding the Golden Grizzlies to under 40% shooting on the night.
Drew McDonald (19 ppg, 10 rebs) has stepped up immensely for the Norse this season as he is shooting 50% from the floor along with 43% from long range. Forward Dontez Watson (11 ppg, 5 rebs) has also been essential to their success as well.
Finally, guards Jalen Tate (13 ppg, 5 rebs) is shooting well over 50% from the field while Tyler Sharpe (14 ppg) is becoming deadly shooter from long range in connecting on 40% of his three-point attempts.
CBB Betting Trends:
- NKU is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- Under is 21-8 in WRST last 29 home games.
- WRST is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games.
- WRST is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Fri. games.
Free Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Wright State Raiders NCAAB Prediction:
This will certainly be an exciting game for both squads on Friday night. On one hand, the Norse will be looking to sweep the season series versus the Wright State Raiders while also increasing their lead in the conference.
On the other hand, the Raiders will be looking to win their fifth straight home victory while winning their fourth straight game, overall. In all, the Raiders will seek to exact revenge on the Norse for a loss last month.
With that being said, they will squeak out a close, 79-75 win to continue their stellar streak of play.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Wright State -1.5
Wright State certainly have been dominant at home as of late. In fact, the Raiders have allowed just an average of 63 points in their last four home outings.
The Norse have dropped their last two road games and will desperately be seeking a win. However, this will not be as the Raiders will clamp down on the defensive end to neutralize the offense for the Norse en route to an all-important win.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Northern Kentucky 75 – Wright State 79
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