Betting on today's Norse and Golden Grizzlies game? Catch the action at Athletics Center O'rena in Rochester, MI, as the Golden Grizzlies hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 148 points, and the Golden Grizzlies are the home favorites against the Norse in a Horizon League conference matchup.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY NORSE VS OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Oakland Golden Grizzlies -5.5

This game will be played at Athletics Center O'rena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, January 10th.

WHY BET THE OAKLAND GOLDEN GRIZZLIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Golden Grizzlies.
  • Not only will Oakland pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Taking a Look at the Norse Chances in Rochester

Through 16 games this season, Northern Kentucky has an 8-8 record, including a 3-2 mark in Horizon League play. The Norse are coming off an 88-85 loss to Cleveland State and have gone just 2-7 on the road this season.

As the underdog, Northern Kentucky is just 1-8 this season, while they are 5-0 when favored. Their average scoring margin at home is +8.6 compared to -8.7 on the road. Over their last 10 road games, the Norse are just 2-8.

On the year, Northern Kentucky has an ATS record of 8-6 and they are 4-5 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Norse have gone 4-5 vs. the spread this season and they are 1-2 ATS in their last 3 road games.

This season, the over/under record for Northern Kentucky games is 9-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 145.1 points. Today's over/under line of 148 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.9). So far, 14 of their games have had lower over/under lines than 148 and their games have finished with more points than 148 in six contests. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 153 points.

Northern Kentucky's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 85 points vs. Cleveland State. Overall, they hit 46.6% of their shots from the field and went 23/30 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Norse have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 135th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 278th in percentage and 321st in three-pointers made.

Currently, the Norse's defense holds the 175th rank in the nation, allowing 72.5 points per game. In today's game vs. Oakland, the Northern Kentucky defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Northern Kentucky made 23 free-throws vs. the Norse.

Can The Golden Grizzlies Secure a Home Victory?

Through 17 games this season, Oakland has a record of 9-8, including a 3-2 mark in Horizon League play. The Golden Grizzlies have won two straight games, and they are 5-2 when favored this year. At home, Oakland is 4-3, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at the O'rena.

As for Northern Kentucky, they come into this game with a 6-6 non-conference record and a 4-5 mark on the road. They have lost three straight games away from home, and their average margin of defeat on the road is -3.3 points per game.

Against the spread, Oakland has gone 10-6 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-3. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Golden Grizzlies are 2-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 148 is exactly in line with the average over/under line in Oakland's games this season (145.7). So far, the OU record for the Golden Grizzlies' games this season is 9-7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 172 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-3.

The Golden Grizzlies' offense finished with 79 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74.4 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Trey Townsend, who is averaging 17.4 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Chris Conway also maintains a PPG average of 10.5 heading into game.

At present, the Golden Grizzlies' defense is nationally ranked 227th, allowing 75.3 points per game. Oakland's three-point defense is currently 178th in the country at 9.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.5% of their shots vs. Oakland.