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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Norse vs. Youngstown State
- (20-12) Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Youngstown State Penguins (24-8)
- Date: Monday, March 6th
- Time: 7:00 ET
- Venue: Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Norse +130 | Penguins -155
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Northern Kentucky +2.5 | Youngstown State -2.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 138.5
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Northern Kentucky Norse
At this point, Northern Kentucky heads into their matchup vs Youngstown State with a record of 20-12 and riding a 3 game win streak. Meanwhile, in their 13 road games this season, Northern Kentucky has a record of 6-7.
Having been the underdog in 7 games, the Norse have gone 1-6 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Northern Kentucky currently has a record of 15-6 in Horizon League action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 5-6.
Coming into the game, Marques Warrick is the team leader in scoring, averaging 19.1 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Warrick is grabbing 2.3 rebounds and adding 2.8 assists. Northern Kentucky’s second leading scorer is Sam Vinson, who has hit 38.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.4 points per game.
Currently, Northern Kentucky’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 69.9 points, which places them 241st in the NCAA. Also, the Norse have taken 43.18% of their shots behind the three-point line, which is 148th% in the NCAA. Northern Kentucky is averaging 8.75 made 3’s per game on a shooting percentage of 8.75% (138th).
In terms of pace, Northern Kentucky is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.4 per contest, placing them just 631st in college basketball. Currently, Northern Kentucky’s 35.5 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Norse are averaging 12.5 offensive boards per game.
Youngstown State Penguins
At this point, Youngstown State heads into their matchup vs Northern Kentucky with a record of 24-8 and riding a 2 game win streak. Presently, the Penguins have been the home team 16 times, sitting with a record of 14-2.
Getting ready to play for the 27 times as the favorite, Youngstown State has gone 21-6 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Penguins come into this game as -2.5 point favorites.
At this moment, Youngstown State currently has a record of 16-5 in Horizon League action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Dwayne Cohill is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.8 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Cohill is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and adding 4.9 assists. Youngstown State’s second leading scorer is Brandon Rush, who has hit 48.8% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.2 points per game.
Penguins Key Stats
Currently, Youngstown State’s offense heads into today’s matchup averaging just 72.8 points, which places them 154th in the NCAA. In addition, Youngstown State’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 61.88% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 153rd in overall field goal percentage at 45.0%. When the Penguins have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.7% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Youngstown State is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 65.7 per contest, placing them just 572nd in college basketball. Currently, Youngstown State’s 34.8 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Penguins are averaging 10.4 offensive boards per game.
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Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Youngstown State Penguins CBB Betting Trends
- First, Northern Kentucky is 5-0 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Norse are 4-1 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Northern Kentucky is 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 6-4 SU.
- At this point, Norse are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Penguins are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 0-3 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Youngstown State Penguins CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Youngstown State Penguins -2.5
Heading into this matchup, with the Youngstown State Penguins sitting as -2.5 point favorites, we like them to pick up the win and cover the spread. Both teams will be coming into the game looking to get up shots from outside, as Youngstown State and Northern Kentucky are averaging 7.66 and 8.75 made 3’s per game, respectively. One trend that we feel strongly about is the fact that Youngstown State has historically performed well against the spread at home, going 6-4 ATS (last 10). Before tonight’s matchup, we recommend getting a wager down on the Penguins to cover at -2.5.
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