Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Northern Kentucky Norse - 11/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northern Kentucky Norse (2-2) at Miami (OH) RedHawks (2-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (OH) RedHawks -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Northern Kentucky Norse will play the Miami (OH) RedHawks in the Tarkett Sports Classic on Sunday afternoon.
The Miami (OH) RedHawks are 2-2 after beating Austin Peay by a score of 76-70 in their last game. Miami (OH) led by 12 points at the half and was able to hang on for the win in the second half. Michael Weathers led Miami (OH) with 26 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Jake Wright added 14 points and 1 rebound in this game. Miami (OH) shot 42.4% on field goals, while shooting 25% on three-pointers in their win. Miami (OH) is averaging 78.2 points per game, while giving up 71 points per game this season. Michael Weathers is averaging 21.3 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game, while Jake Wright is averaging 13.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game for Miami. Miami is averaging 39.2 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game, while committing 14.8 turnovers per game. Miami (OH) is shooting 46.6% on field goals, 34.9% on three-pointers, and 66.3% on free throws.
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The Northern Kentucky Norse are 2-2 this season after beating Delaware by a score of 74-53 in their last game. Northern Kentucky scored 54 points in the second half to blow out their opponent. Drew McDonald led Northern Kentucky with 28 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 assists in this game. NKU shot 40.3% on field goals, while shooting 29.6% on three-pointers in their win. Northern Kentucky is averaging 75.8 points per game while giving up 66.3 points per game so far this season. Drew McDonald is averaging 17.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game, while Carson Williams is averaging 12.5 points, 8 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Northern Kentucky is averaging 44.3 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, while committing 16 turnovers per game. Northern Kentucky is shooting 45.2% on field goals, 26.3% on three-pointers, and 60.2% on field goals this season.
Northern Kentucky is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 non-conference games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS win. The under is 5-2-1 in NKU’s last 8 games. Miami (OH) is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games. The under is 5-2 in Miami’s last 7 games.
These teams come into this game with the same record and similar team stats to start the season. Northern Kentucky has the slight advantage on defense and in the rebounding department. Miami is playing at home, so they have the home court advantage in this one and I think that will be the difference.