Green Bay Phoenix at Northern Kentucky Norse Betting Prediction 01/24/19

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It will be a contest between two phenomenal offenses when the Northern Kentucky Norse (16-4, 6-1 Hor) go head-to-head against the Green Bay Phoenix (10-10, 4-3 Hor) at BB&T Arena. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

Green Bay Phoenix at Northern Kentucky Norse Betting Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Norse defeated the Youngstown State Penguins 82-74, while the Phoenix beat the UIC Flames 90-85.

Green Bay played a flawless game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.303 (above their season average of 0.250) and a turnover percentage of 10.5 (better than their season average of 14.3). UIC was 0.153 and 11.2, respectively, for those same stats. The Norse, meanwhile, had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 40.6 (above their season average of 29.6) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.579 (above their season average of 0.559). Drew McDonald had a good outing for Northern Kentucky, recording 23 points and seven rebounds. Green Bay was led by Sandy Cohen III, who contributed 26 points and seven rebounds.

The Norse dominated this series last year, winning both games. In the last matchup, Northern Kentucky won 86-80. Converting at the free throw line was one of Northern Kentucky’s biggest strengths. They were 19-20 (95.0 percent), while the Phoenix were 17-22 (77.3 percent). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The high-octane offense of Northern Kentucky (24th in the NCAA with an offensive efficiency of 114.4) will battle against the bottom-tier defense of Green Bay (267th in the country with a defensive efficiency of 105.8). The Norse figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Green Bay vs. Northern Kentucky Free Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Northern Kentucky, ATS Winner – Northern Kentucky, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Northern Kentucky ranks 66th in rebounds allowed per game (33.0) while Green Bay ranks 276th (41.3).
  • The Norse rank 30th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Phoenix rank 135th (6.8).
  • Green Bay averages 4.2 blocks per game, which ranks 57th in the country. Northern Kentucky ranks 91st in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • The Norse rank 56th in three pointers attempted per game (25.6) while the Phoenix rank 240th in three pointers allowed per game (25.6).
  • Northern Kentucky ranks 30th in assists per game (16.4) while Green Bay ranks 171st in assists allowed per game (14.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Phoenix have scored an average of 82.2 points per game (2.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 88.2 points per game (5.2 above their season average).
  • The Norse’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.4, down from 12.2 for the season.