Northern Kentucky Norse (2-2) at Kent State Golden Flashes (2-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Memorial A & C Center)
The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes -6.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Northern Kentucky Norse and Kent State Golden Flashes meet Sunday in college basketball action at the M.A.C. Center.
The Northern Kentucky Norse need a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 70 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Trevon Faulkner is averaging 14.8 points and five rebounds while Bryson Langdon is averaging 10.5 points and 3.8 assists. Trey Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Marques Warrick is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 57.5 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Kentucky Norse are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.
The Kent State Golden Flashes look for another win to build on their 2-1 start. The Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 78 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 59.3 points on 35.8 percent shooting. Mike Nuga is averaging 17.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while Danny Pippen is averaging 16.3 points and six rebounds. Justyn Hamilton is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe O’Neal is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Kent State Golden Flashes are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Kent State Golden Flashes are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.
The Norse are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Golden Flashes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Norse last 5 road games. The over is 5-1 in Golden Flashes last 6 overall.
The Northern Kentucky Norse have had nothing but scoring issues through four games, and they're now going up against a Kent State defense that's 35th in points per game and 22nd in allowed field goal percentage. The Kent State Golden Flashes have also covered each of their last five games. Hard not to lay the reasonable chalk with Kent State in this spot.