Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Northern Kentucky Norse Free Prediction 12/16/18

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The Miami (OH) RedHawks (6-4) and their phenomenal offense visit Northern Kentucky to take on the Norse (8-3) and their exceptional defense. The game will air on ESPN 3 at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Northern Kentucky Norse ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Norse dismantled the Wilmington (OH) Quakers, 102-38, while the RedHawks got blown out by the Butler Bulldogs, 90-68.

Northern Kentucky played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 60.0 and a free throw rate of 0.323. For those same stats, Wilmington (OH) recorded marks of 21.3 and 0.121, respectively. Miami (OH), meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (10.8 vs. 14.4). Northern Kentucky’s Jalen Tate had a good game, putting up 17 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Miami (OH) rallied around Nike Sibande, who finished with 24 points.

The RedHawks’ Sibande has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Drew McDonald has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Norse.

Northern Kentucky appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Norse currently rank 75th in offensive efficiency, while Miami (OH) ranks 196th in defensive efficiency.

Miami (OH) vs. Northern Kentucky Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Northern Kentucky, ATS Winner – Northern Kentucky, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Northern Kentucky averages 26.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 38th in the NCAA. Miami (OH) ranks 219th in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).
  • The Norse rank 49th in steals per game (7.5) while the RedHawks rank 151st (5.8).
  • Northern Kentucky ranks 40th in blocks per game (4.4) while Miami (OH) ranks 130th (3.1).
  • The Norse rank 22nd in assists per game (16.9) while the RedHawks rank 145th (13.4).
  • Miami (OH) ranks 27th in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while Northern Kentucky ranks 140th (34.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the RedHawks have scored an average of 79.8 points per game (2.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.8 points per game (3.4 above their season average).
  • The Norse’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 28.0, up from 14.4 for the season.