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PFW vs Northern Kentucky Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/17/23

Northern Kentucky Norse (16-11) vs. PFW Mastodons (15-11)
February 17, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: PFW Mastodons +2.5 / Northern Kentucky Norse -2.5; Over/Under: +131.5
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The Northern Kentucky Norse and the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons meet in college basketball action from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Friday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Northern Kentucky is listed as a 2.5-point road favorite with a ML price of -155. The total for this game is set at 131.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Northern Kentucky’s 74-54 win back on January 21st, 2023, made it three straight wins for the Norse and five in the six all-time meetings between these two teams.


Northern Kentucky is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following an ATS win. Purdue Fort Wayne is 2-12 ATS in their last 14 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.


I’m taking NKU here. The Norse just have more to play for in my opinion, as they’re still in the mix for the regular season conference championship, and the Norse have also had a lot of success in this matchup, winning 5 of the 6 all-time meetings between these two teams. PFW’s been decent in spots but they’ve been running out of steam in their last few games and I think this is a spot where NKU simply takes over and gets themselves a win and cover on the road.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Northern Kentucky -2.5

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