Check out our free Detroit vs Northern Kentucky pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Highland Heights. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Detroit vs Northern Kentucky Pick & Preview: Sunday, January 8th Betting Odds

Titans vs Norse Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Detroit Titans at Northern Kentucky Norse
  • Where: Highland Heights at Truist Arena
  • Date: Sunday, January 8th
  • Betting Odds: Detroit +5, DET +178 | NKENT -220 O/U 134.0

Titans Preview:

Detroit will take the floor against the Norse with an overall record of 6-10. So far, the Titans have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 2-9. For the season, Detroit has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 4-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Titans being +5 point underdogs.

Detroit will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Antoine Davis who is averaging 24.75 points per game for the Titans. Davis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Titans’ offensive game plan is the play of Jayden Stone who has hit 46.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.08 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, Detroit will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Titans are ranked 227th at 70.4 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 644th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Detroit is close to the NCAA average at 37.3%.

Norse Preview:

The Northern Kentucky Norse head into today’s game in what will be their 17th game of the season, posting a record of 9-7. So far this season, Northern Kentucky has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Norse as the -5 point favorites. The Norse have been favored 10 times, going 6-4 straight up.

Northern Kentucky will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marques Warrick who is averaging 19.19 points per game for the Norse. Warrick is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Norse’s offensive game plan is the play of Xavier Rhodes who has hit 47.2% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.93 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Northern Kentucky this season, as they are currently ranked 241st in college basketball at 69.9 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Norse’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 207th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Northern Kentucky Norse -5

If you are eying this matchup between Detroit Titans and Northern Kentucky Norse as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Northern Kentucky to cover the spread as -5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Northern Kentucky shooting well enough to keep the Titans at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Norse’s to win the game and cover the spread.

 


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