Northern Kentucky Norse at UIC Flames ATS Prediction 01/10/20

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The Northern Kentucky Norse (10-6, 2-2 Hor) will be at Credit Union 1 Arena to challenge the UIC Flames (6-11, 1-3 Hor) in a Hor matchup. The game will air on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Northern Kentucky Norse vs. UIC Flames Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Flames lost a winnable game to the Milwaukee Panthers, 64-62, while the Norse beat the Oakland Golden Grizzlies, 75-64.

The Norse had a solid free throw rate of 0.288 (above their season average of 0.221) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.577 (above their season average of 0.515). UIC, on the other hand, did an excellent job of making free throws (16-19; 84.2 percent). UIC’s Tarkus Ferguson played well, putting up 19 points, five rebounds and five assists. Bryson Langdon, meanwhile fueled Northern Kentucky with 21 points and five assists.

This was a highly contested series last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Flames won the last contest 69-67. The Flames’ 34.4 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest strength over the Norse, who had a rate of 29.7. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

The offense of UIC will clash against the top-notch defense of Northern Kentucky. The Flames currently rank 310th in offensive efficiency, while the Norse are 78th in defensive efficiency. The Norse figure to have the advantage on that side of the ball.

Northern Kentucky at UIC Odds Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • Northern Kentucky ranks 44th in steals per game (8.3) while UIC ranks 161st (5.8).
  • The Norse average 26.7 three pointers per game, which ranks 37th in the country. The Flames rank 111th in three pointers allowed per game (21.3).
  • Northern Kentucky ranks fifth in blocks allowed per game (1.9) while UIC ranks 22nd (2.4).
  • The Norse average 14.6 assists per game, which ranks 77th in the nation. The Flames rank 180th in assists allowed per game (14.3).
  • Northern Kentucky averages 36.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 117th in the country. UIC ranks 196th in rebounds allowed per game (37.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Norse have been outscored by an average of 3.6 points in their last five games. For the season, Northern Kentucky has defeated opponents by an average of 6.9 points.
  • During their last five games, the Flames have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (2.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (2.1 below their season average).