Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Prediction


Expect a high-scoring game when the Northern Kentucky Norse (8-2) meet the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (5-4) at McBrayer Arena. Action starts at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Northern Kentucky Norse at Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Colonels lost big to the Marshall Thundering Herd, 105-77, while the Norse easily got past the Wilmington (OH) Quakers, 102-38.

Northern Kentucky played a perfect game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 60.0 and a free throw rate of 0.323. For those same stats, Wilmington (OH) had marks of 21.3 and 0.121, respectively. Eastern Kentucky, on the other hand, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (38.3 vs. 38.1). Nick Mayo had a solid performance for Eastern Kentucky, finishing with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Northern Kentucky was lifted by Jalen Tate, who had 17 points and eight rebounds.

The Norse won the sole contest between these two teams last season, 91-63. Northern Kentucky won the rebounding battle. The Norse had 15 offensive rebounds and 39 total rebounds, while the Colonels had 10 and 24, respectively.

Drew McDonald has taken his game to another level as of late for Northern Kentucky, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

Eastern Kentucky might struggle to find the bottom of the net as they battle against one of the country’s best defenses. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, Northern Kentucky ranks 13th in defensive efficiency while the Colonels rank 293rd in offensive efficiency.

Northern Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky Betting Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Eastern Kentucky, ATS Winner – Northern Kentucky, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Northern Kentucky ranks 74th in rebounds per game (37.0) while Eastern Kentucky ranks 309th in rebounds allowed per game (37.3).
  • The Colonels rank 11th in three pointers attempted per game (22.4) while the Norse rank 77th in three pointers allowed per game (20.6).
  • Eastern Kentucky averages 7.0 steals per game, which ranks fourth in the country. Northern Kentucky ranks 57th in steals allowed per game (5.6).
  • The Norse average 16.5 assists per game, which ranks 17th in the NCAA. The Colonels rank 203rd in assists allowed per game (15.1).
  • Northern Kentucky ranks 31st in blocks per game (3.5) while Eastern Kentucky ranks 164th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).