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Northern Kentucky Norse visit Jacksonville Dolphins in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Northern Kentucky NorseJacksonville Dolphins
Dec 31, 7:15 PM | Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Northern Kentucky Norse vs Jacksonville Dolphins Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Jacksonville and Northern Kentucky on Monday, with the host Dolphins trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Jacksonville will face the 2-6 Norse, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Dolphins are 1-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Norse are 0-0 favoring the OVER.

View Northern Kentucky vs Jacksonville Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 307-rated Dolphins and the No. 313-ranked Norse, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 59-57 result in favor of the Dolphins.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Norse is ranked No. 300 in NCAA hoops at 31.5 per game. Contrast that with Jacksonville’s No. 228 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Jacksonville is the No. 274-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Northern Kentucky rates No. 176 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Northern Kentucky features the nation's No. 50-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Jacksonville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 201 nationally in scoring at home.

Northern Kentucky was a 55-46 winner in its last match on the road against Navy. Ernest Watson scored 19 points leading the Norse to a 55-46 victory over Navy at Alumni Hall on Saturday.

Jacksonville lost its last outing, a 93-59 result against Indiana on December 28. They covered in that game as a 36-point underdog. The Dolphins were hammered by Indiana on Friday, losing by a 93-59 final at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall in college basketball betting action.

Next up:
Northern Kentucky at North Florida, Wednesday, January 2
Jacksonville home to Lipscomb, Wednesday, January 2