NCAA Basketball: Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Prediction 11/19/2023

The Northern Kentucky Norse (0-2) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-0) on Sunday, November 19th. This game will be played at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati and televised on ESPN+. Cincinnati is coming off a win in their previous game, while Northern Kentucky is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Washington. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Northern Kentucky Norse vs Cincinnati Bearcats

The Northern Kentucky Norse Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Northern Kentucky has an overall record of 0-2 heading into today’s game. Over the course of their last ten road games, which includes games from last year, Northern Kentucky has a 5-5 record. As of now, Northern Kentucky has a 0-2 record against the spread going into today’s game. Taking into account the team’s previous three games, including those from last season, their ATS record stands at 1-1 with an average scoring margin of -4.

After two games, Northern Kentucky has an over/under record of 1-1-0, with their games averaging a combined 136.5 points per game so far. The Norse have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 69 points per game.

The Cincinnati Bearcats Are Coming Off A Win

In today’s game against Northern Kentucky, the Cincinnati Bearcats come in with a perfect 3-0 record. Over their last five home games, which includes games from last year, Cincinnati is 2-3. As of today’s game, Cincinnati’s current against the spread (ATS) performance for this season stands at 1-2. Looking back over their previous ten games, including those from last season, Cincinnati has a solid ATS record of 7-3.

Cincinnati’s games have, on average, featured 146.3 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 147 points so far. The Bearcats’ last five games have culminated with an average of 82 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Northern Kentucky Offense Breakdown

The Norse’s offense wrapped up their last game with 67 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 69.7 points per contest. Sam Vinson is leading the team in scoring at 16 points per contest. Marques Warrick has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 15 going into the game.

Sam Vinson (G) 16.0 6.3 2.3
Marques Warrick (G) 15.0 2.3 1.7
Keeyan Itejere (F) 8.3 3.7 1.3

Cincinnati Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Bearcats’ offense finished with 85 points, which is right in line with their current average of 82.3 points per contest. Viktor Lakhin is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 13.7. Meanwhile, Day Day Thomas also brings a PPG average of 12.3 into the game.

Viktor Lakhin (F) 13.7 8.0 2.0
Day Day Thomas (G) 12.3 2.3 3.0
Daniel Skillings (G) 11.0 7.7 1.3

Northern Kentucky Team Defense

At this time, the Norse’s defense is positioned 108th in the country, permitting 72.3 points per game. The Northern Kentucky defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Washington to connect on 3 threes.

Cincinnati Team Defense

Currently, the Bearcats’ defense holds the 46th rank in the nation, allowing 64.0 points per game. In today’s game vs. Northern Kentucky, the Cincinnati defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Cincinnati made 21 free-throws vs. the Bearcats.

Norse vs Bearcats Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Northern Kentucky has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 58 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • Through their last three home contests, the Bearcats offense has averaged 65 points per game while allowing an average of 69. Cincinnati posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Norse have a strong record vs the spread going 4-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-4.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Bearcats have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 5-0.

Norse vs Bearcats Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Bearcats vs. Bearcats matchup, we’re leaning towards the Bearcats at -13.5. Although our projections show the Bearcats winning 76-66, we suggest placing your bet on the Norse for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 137.5, and our model projects the Norse and Bearcats to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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