East Tennessee State Buccaneers vs Northern Kentucky Norse Betting Matchup Report
Northern Kentucky Norse vs East Tennessee State Buccaneers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the East Tennessee State vs Northern Kentucky battle Thursday at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center as the Buccaneers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Buccaneers sit at 6-16 (1-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Norse are currently 6-11 (2-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? East Tennessee State is 1-2 OU, and Northern Kentucky is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Buccaneers at No. 325 and the Norse at No. 269 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 60-54 result in favor of the Norse.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Norse rank No. 326 in NCAA Division 1 with 30.4 per game. That compares with East Tennessee State’s No. 320 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where East Tennessee State is college basketball's No. 122-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Norse rate No. 46 with 7.7 per game.
Defensively, Northern Kentucky features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.6 points per game. East Tennessee State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Kentucky was a 64-53 winner in its last match at home against Kennesaw State. Eshaunte Jones scored 25 points for Northern Kentucky on Saturday, leading the Norse to a 64-53 win over Kennesaw State at The Bank of Kentucky Center.
In their last action, East Tennessee State was an 88-71 loser on the road against USC Upstate. The Buccaneers endured an 88-71 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Monday, despite a 19-point effort from Jarvis Jones at G. B. Hodge Center.
Northern Kentucky at USC Upstate, Saturday, February 2
East Tennessee State home to Lipscomb, Saturday, February 2