Northern Kentucky vs. Morehead State - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (2-5) at Northern Kentucky Norse (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm (BB)
The Line: Northern Kentucky Norse -15 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Down at BB&T Arena on Saturday, the Morehead State Eagles and the Northern Kentucky Norse will be matching up in college basketball activity.
Morehead State enters this game with a 2-5 record overall. After losing three straight, the Eagles bagged a victory over Alice Lloyd College in their last appearance. In that game, Morehead State’s top scorer was Djimon Henson, with 23 points.
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So far this year, Jordan Walker leads the Eagles with 12.3 PPG and Henson is second with 11.9 PPG and 3.4 RPG. They’re the only two players in double-figures for Morehead State, but Malek Green (9.3 PPG; 4.1 RPG) and AJ Hicks (9.0 PPG) are close.
Over on the Northern Kentucky side, they’re sitting at 5-2 on the season. The Norse had lost two to Vermont and Memphis, but bounced back in their last outing against Berea. In that one, the Norse’s top scorer was Carson Williams with 18 points.
Heading up the scoring for the Norse this year is Lavone Holland, with 14.1 PPG and 5.3 RPG, while Drew McDonald is right there on 14.0 PPG and 7.0 RPG. Williams (13.3 PPG; 5.4 RPG) and Jordan Garnett (10.1 PPG) are also in double-figures for Northern Kentucky.
The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and 3-10-2 ATS in their last 15 non-conference games. Morehead State is also 1-5 ATS in their last six versus Horizon and 1-8 ATS in their last nine games overall.
Meanwhile, the Norse are 6-0-1 ATS in their last seven games and 11-2 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. Northern Kentucky is also 24-9-1 ATS in their last 34 games overall and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games.
Morehead State looked pretty limp in their losing streak, scoring 63 points or less in two of the three games. Alice Lloyd was just what the doctor ordered, and the Eagles secured a huge win. As for Northern Kentucky, they utterly destroyed Berea 112-33 and will come into this one riding high. I like the Norse to cover here.