Northern Kentucky vs. Milwaukee Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

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The Milwaukee Panthers and the Northern Kentucky Norse meet in college basketball action from the Truist Arena on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Northern Kentucky is listed as a 5.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -267. The total for this game is set at 134.5 points.


Milwaukee hasn’t had any new names pop up on the injury report while Northern Kentucky has a clean bill of health, so barring any last minute announcements, both teams should be at full strength coming into this game.

Matchup History

Milwaukee’s 80-75 win over Northern Kentucky back on January 12th, 2023, made it four straight games without back-to-back winners in this head-to-head matchup.


Milwaukee is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 11-3 in their last 14 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Northern Kentucky is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall.


I’m taking Milwaukee and the points here. Milwaukee almost completed the comeback against Wright State and would’ve been in a better spot to win had they not dug themselves into such a big hole in the first half. Northern Kentucky is solid, but they’ve had trouble against the teams in the top-half of the Horizon League this season. Not sure Milwaukee pulls off the outright upset, but I think they have enough in the tank to get themselves a cover at the very least. Give me the Panthers and the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Milwaukee +5.5