Northern Kentucky vs. Wright State - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Kentucky vs. Wright State - 2/28/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports

Wright State Raiders (24-6) at Northern Kentucky Norse (21-8)

College Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Arena)

The Line: Northern Kentucky Norse -3.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5

TV: ESPNU

The Wright State Raiders and Northern Kentucky Norse meet Friday in college basketball action at the BB&T Arena.

The Wright State Raiders look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Wright State Raiders are averaging 82 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Loudon Love is averaging 16.1 points and 9.5 rebounds while Bill Wampler is averaging 15.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Tanner Holden is the third double-digit scorer and Cole Gentry is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Wright State Raiders are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wright State Raiders are allowing 30.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Wright State Raiders have split their last six road games.

The Northern Kentucky Norse look for a win after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 72.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Dantez Walton is averaging 16.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Tyler Sharpe is averaging 15.2 points and 2.2 assists. Jalen Tate is the third double-digit scorer and Trevon Faulkner is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting 31.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Kentucky Norse are allowing 29.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Northern Kentucky Norse have won five of their last six home games.

Will update with trends once they're released.

The Wright State Raiders are just 4-7 against the spread on the road this season, but they did smoke Northern Kentucky by 32 points about a month ago and have been the better, more consistent team all season long. The Wright State Raiders have proven they can win on the road and are winning their last five games by an average of 11.6 points while shooting 49.8 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from deep. Wright State is also 2-0 against the spread this season as an underdog. I want the free bucket with the better team. 

Randy’s Pick Wright State Raiders +3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.