Check out our free Milwaukee 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.
Milwaukee vs Northern Kentucky Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Panthers vs Norse Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Milwaukee Panthers at Northern Kentucky Norse
- Where: Highland Heights at Truist Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Milwaukee +5.5, WBD +200 | NKENT -249 O/U 133.5
Through 21 games, the Milwaukee Panthers have an overall record of 14-7. So far, the Panthers have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 4-5. For the season, Milwaukee has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 7-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Panthers being +5.5 point underdogs.
Milwaukee will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer BJ Freeman who is averaging 15.89 points per game for the Panthers. Freeman 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 Panthers’ offensive game plan is the play of Kentrell Pullian who has hit 41.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.9 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Milwaukee this season, as they are currently ranked 387th in college basketball at 64.8 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 Panthers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.7%, placing them 381st in the NCAA.
Northern Kentucky heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-8. So far this season, Northern Kentucky has played 16 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Norse as the -5.5 point favorites. The Norse have been favored 16 times, going 11-5 straight up.
Northern Kentucky will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Marques Warrick who is averaging 19.0 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 Sam Vinson who has hit 35.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 10.79 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 -5.5
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Milwaukee Panthers and Northern Kentucky Norse is to get money down on the Northern Kentucky to win an cover as -5.5 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.75 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Northern Kentucky Norse at -5.5.