Northern Kentucky Norse vs Jacksonville Dolphins Preview
Jacksonville Dolphins vs Northern Kentucky Norse Odds
The Northern Kentucky Norse will try to cover the spread at The Bank of Kentucky Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Jacksonville Dolphins in NCAA basketball action.
The Dolphins will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Norse are 2-2 ATS. Jacksonville is 1-0 on the totals; Northern Kentucky is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 289 (Norse) and the No. 270 (Dolphins) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 62-61 result in favor of the Norse has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dolphins is ranked No. 114 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Northern Kentucky’s No. 341 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northern Kentucky is the No. 51-ranked team in the country at 7.6 per game, while Jacksonville rates No. 270 at 5.2 per game.
Defensively, Jacksonville features the nation's No. 301-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.4 points per game. Northern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 341 nationally in scoring at home.
Jacksonville was a 77-73 loser in its last match on the road against Lipscomb. Jacksonville got 26 points from Jarvis Haywood on the way to a 77-73 loss against Lipscomb on Thursday at Allen Arena.
In their last action, Northern Kentucky was a 72-45 winner at home against North Florida. Northern Kentucky cruised to victory on Thursday, running North Florida out of the gym and running up a 72-45 score at The Bank of Kentucky Center.
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