Eastern Kentucky Colonels (5-5) vs. Northern Kentucky Norse (5-5)
December 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Northern Kentucky Norse -5.5 / Eastern Kentucky Colonels +5.5; Over/Under: +132.5
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and Northern Kentucky Norse meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Truist Arena. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels look to get a game above a .500 record. The Northern Kentucky Norse look to get a game above a .500 record.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 85.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 76 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Devontae Blanton is averaging 15.6 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Michael Moreno is averaging 12.9 points and 2.1 assists. Cooper Robb is dishing 2.2 assists and Leland Walker is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 32.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game.
The Northern Kentucky Norse are averaging 66.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Marques Warrick is averaging 20.4 points and 2.6 rebounds, while Sam Vinson is averaging 11 points and 1.4 assists. Xavier Rhodes is dishing 3.7 assists and Trevon Faulkner is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Northern Kentucky Norse are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. The Northern Kentucky Norse are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game.
The Colonels are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games and 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Norse are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Colonels last 5 overall. The under is 4-1 in Norse last 5 Wednesday games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Northern Kentucky Norse are getting the benefit of the doubt here because they’re at home. However, you can argue the Eastern Kentucky Colonels have been the better team this season. And while Northern Kentucky does have the edge because of home court, it is losing by an average of 5.2 points in the favorite role this season. I’ll take a stab with Eastern Kentucky and the points.