Lipscomb Bison vs Northern Kentucky Norse Preview
Northern Kentucky Norse vs Lipscomb Bison Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Northern Kentucky when they take on the Lipscomb Bison on Friday in college hoops betting action.
Lipscomb battles the Norse, currently sitting with a 8-11 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Bison and 0-0 for the Norse.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison - Norse odds would favor the Bison if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Lipscomb is rated No. 201 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Northern Kentucky is at No. 276. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 64-58 win for the Norse.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Norse rank No. 334 in NCAA Division 1 with 29.8 per game. That compares with Lipscomb’s No. 37 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Lipscomb is college basketball's No. 263-ranked team at 5.3 per game, while the Norse rate No. 35 with 7.9 per game.
Defensively, Northern Kentucky features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.2 points per game. Lipscomb, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Kentucky won its last outing, a 70-65 result against USC Upstate on February 2. The Norse grabbed a 70-65 win over the Spartans on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Eshaunte Jones at G. B. Hodge Center.
Lipscomb was a 90-88 loser in its last match on the road against East Tennessee State. Lipscomb suffered a 90-88 loss against East Tennessee State on Saturday, getting 21 points from Martin Smith in a losing effort at ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
Northern Kentucky home to Florida Gulf Coast, Thursday, February 14
Lipscomb home to Stetson, Thursday, February 14