Northern Kentucky vs. Valparaiso - 1/24/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Valparaiso Crusaders (16-4) at Northern Kentucky Norse (7-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 1:00 pm (BB)
The Line: Northern Kentucky Norse +13 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
The Northern Kentucky Norse and the Valparaiso Crusaders face off on Sunday in college basketball action.
The Northern Kentucky Norse are 7-11 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Northern Kentucky is averaging 69.9 points per game and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.8 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Jalen Billups leads NKU averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Lavone Holland II is averaging 12 points and 5.6 rebounds, Tyler White is averaging 11.4 points, and Cole Murray is averaging 10.2 points. Northern Kentucky is 6-3 at home and 3-4 in Horizon League games.
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The Valparaiso Crusaders are 16-4 this season and the are coming off of a loss to Wright State that ended a six game winning streak. Valpo is averaging 74.1 points per game and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62.8 points and their opponents are shooting 38.6 percent. Alec Peters leads the Crusaders averaging 17.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Tevonn Walker is averaging 11.5 points, Keith Carter is averaging 8.8 points, and Darien Walker is averaging 8.1 points. Valpo is 7-4 on the road and 6-1 in Horizon League play.
Northern Kentucky is 2-5 against the spread following a win, 2-7 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Valparaiso is 8-1-1 against the spread in the Horizon League, 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven games, and 15-7-1 against the spread in their last 23 road games.
This is just too many points to be laying on the road for this game.