Northern Kentucky Norse (7-5) vs. Florida Atlantic Owls (10-1)
December 21, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls -14.5 / Northern Kentucky Norse +14.5; Over/Under: +132
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The Northern Kentucky Norse and Florida Atlantic Owls meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the FAU Arena. The Northern Kentucky Norse look for their eighth win. The Florida Atlantic Owls look for their 11th win.
The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 67.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Marques Warrick is averaging 19.9 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Sam Vinson is averaging 10.3 points and 1.9 assists. Xavier Rhodes is the third double-digit scorer and Trevon Faulkner is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Kentucky Norse are allowing 40.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Florida Atlantic Owls are averaging 82.2 points on 49.6 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Alijah Martin is averaging 15 points and 1.9 assists, while Michael Forrest is averaging 11.9 points and 3.1 rebounds. Vladislav Goldin is the third double-digit scorer and Johnell Davis is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Florida Atlantic Owls are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Atlantic Owls are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.2 rebounds per game.
The Norse are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Owls are 22-8-1 ATS in their last 31 home games and 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Norse last 5 road games. The under is 5-2 in Owls last 7 overall.
The Northern Kentucky Norse still has to prove themselves on the road where they’ve gotten killed this season, and you have to question if they have the offensive horses to keep up here. The Florida Atlantic Owls are one of the better offensive teams in the country through 11 games, and they’re winning at home by an average of 24.7 points. I’ll lay the chalk with FAU.