Canisius @ Northern Kentucky
Current Records: Canisius 2-7; Northern Kentucky 2-5
What to Know
The Northern Kentucky Norse will be returning home after a three-game road trip. They will take on the Canisius Golden Griffins at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday at BB&T Arena. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
This past Saturday, NKU lost to the PFW Mastodons on the road by a decisive 71-57 margin.
Meanwhile, Canisius received a tough blow on Sunday as they fell 79-65 to the Monmouth Hawks.
The Norse are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past six games, so buyers beware.
NKU is now 2-5 while Canisius sits at 2-7. Two numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: NKU has only been able to knock down 39.10% percent of their shots, which is the 15th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. The Golden Griffins have experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 48.20% from the floor on average, which is the seventh highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: BB&T Arena — Highland Heights, Kentucky
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $28.00
The Norse are a solid 7-point favorite against the Golden Griffins, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Norse as a 7.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.