Northern Kentucky Norse visit San Francisco Dons in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Northern Kentucky Norse vs San Francisco Dons Odds
San Francisco will look to improve on its 14-16 record on Thursday when they host Northern Kentucky in NCAA basketball odds action at War Memorial Gymnasium.
The Dons bring a 14-16 record (18-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-15 Norse, who are 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed San Francisco go 10-14-1 so far and the Norse go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 209-ranked Dons and the No. 283-rated Norse in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-62 win for the Dons on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's No. 120-ranked scoring average of 69.6 PPG, against a Norse defense rated No. 42 and allowing 60.5 PPG. The Dons FG% has averaged 45.2% to date this season, more than the Norse shooters have managed so far (40.4% per game).
Defensively, Northern Kentucky features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 202 nationally in scoring at home.
Northern Kentucky was a 66-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Jacksonville. Chad Jackson scored 19 points leading the Norse to a 66-62 victory over Jacksonville at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Saturday.
San Francisco was a 61-60 loser in its last match at home against Loyola Marymount. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Dons got a 23-point effort from Cole Dickerson, who added 18 rebounds, but Loyola Marymount still managed to defeat San Francisco 61-60 Thursday at Orleans Arena.
San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Loyola Marymount are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Norse at Dons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games
San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home