Northern Kentucky Norse vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 11/9/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Northern Kentucky Norse vs Washington Huskies
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
Alaska Airlines Arena is where the Washington Huskies (1-0) will play the Northern Kentucky Norse (0-1) on Thursday.
The Northern Kentucky Norse played MTSU and took a loss by a score of 74-57 in their last game. Northern Kentucky ended the game having earned a 43.1% FG percentage (22 of 51) and converted 3 out of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Norse converted 10 of 17 tries for a rate of 58.8%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they collected 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 9 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. When it comes to the defense, Northern Kentucky allowed the other team to shoot 42.4% from the floor on 25 out of 59 shooting. MTSU earned 12 dimes and had 10 steals for the game. In addition, MTSU snagged 28 boards (9 offensive, 19 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. MTSU finished shooting 82.4% from the free throw line by converting 14 of their 17 tries. They made 10 of their 27 tries from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Norse ended up finishing with 20 and MTSU recorded 18 personal fouls.
Marques Warrick is a player who was a major factor in the game. He ended up shooting 46.7% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He played 33 minutes but didn't pull down any boards. He left the arena with 18 points on 7 out of 15 shooting.
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Northern Kentucky comes into this matchup with a mark of 0-1 on the season. They average 57.0 pts per contest (305th in the nation) while hitting 43.1% from the floor. The Norse are shooting 21.4% from downtown (3 of 14) and 58.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Northern Kentucky is collecting 37.0 boards per contest and has racked up 9 dimes for the campaign, which is 289th in college hoops in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 18.0 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.0 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Norse are forcing 12.0 turnovers per game and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 210th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 12 surrendered on the campaign. The Norse defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.4% (25 of 59) and they surrender 30.0 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are conceding 37.0% on 3-pointers while they are 249th in the country in opponents PPG (74.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Washington Huskies went home victorious with a score of 91-57 when they faced Bellarmine. The Huskies were able to collect 28 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 34 for this game. They coughed it up 16 times, while getting 10 steals in this matchup. Bellarmine was called for 16 personal fouls in this contest which got the Huskies to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to convert 9 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 69.2%. When discussing 3-point shots, Washington converted 10 of 20 attempts (50.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Huskies went 36 out of 58 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 62.1%. The Huskies allowed Bellarmine to convert 21 of their 61 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 34.4% for this game. They finished 30.4% from downtown by going 7 out of 23 and finished the game at 8 of 11 at the charity stripe (72.7%). When talking about rebounding, Washington permitted Bellarmine to get 25 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Koren Johnson ended up being important for the Huskies for the matchup. He totaled 25 points in his 27 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for this game. He made 10 out of 14 in this game giving him a rate of 71.4%, but wrapped this game up without a rebound.
Washington has a win-loss record of 1-0 this season. The Huskies have committed 13.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 19.0 times per game (70th in D-1) and they turn the ball over 16.0 times per contest. Washington has accounted for 91 points on the year and they grab 36.0 boards per contest. As an offensive team, the Huskies are connecting on 62.1% from the field, which ranks them 10th in the nation.
The Washington defense allows 30.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (7 of 23) and opponents are converting on 72.7% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.0 assists and 28.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 210th and 76th in the nation. The Huskies are ranked 103rd in D-1 in PPG allowed with 57.0. They are forcing their opponents into 20.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 34.4% from the field (106th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Northern Kentucky
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