The Northern Kentucky Norse will try to continue their domination of the Horizon League tournament and advance to the NCAA Tournament when they square off against the Wright State Raiders in the championship game of the 2022 Horizon League Tournament on Tuesday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis. The Norse have won three of the last five Horizon tournaments. This season Northern Kentucky (20-11) enters the final as the No. 3 seed and comes off a victory over second-seeded Purdue Fort Wayne. Meanwhile, No. 4 seed Wright State (20-13) is looking to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in program history and first time since 2018.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. The latest Northern Kentucky vs. Wright State odds from Caesars Sportsbook list this game as a pick'em, while the over-under for total points scored is 134.5. Before making any Wright State vs. Northern Kentucky picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
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- Northern Kentucky vs. Wright State spread: Pick'em
- Northern Kentucky vs. Wright State over-under: 134.5 points
- Northern Kentucky vs. Wright State money line: Norse -115, Raiders -105
- NKU: The Norse rank 11th in the country in steals per game (9.2).
- WRST: Tanner Holden leads the team and ranks third in the league in scoring (19.8 points per game).
Why Northern Kentucky can cover
Northern Kentucky has the league's best defense. The Norse have held their opponents to a Horizon League-best 64.9 points per game. They have limited their last five opponents to 58.6 points en route to five straight victories. Northern Kentucky held its most recent foe, Purdue Fort Wayne, to a season-low 43 points.
In addition, the Norse are one of the best teams in the country on the offensive glass. They are averaging 12.7 offensive rebounds per game, which leads the Horizon League and ranks 17th in the nation. Northern Kentucky features the two best offensive rebounders in the league in Chris Brandon (3.2) and Adrian Nelson (3.0).
Why Wright State can cover
Wright State has one of the best players in the conference in Tanner Holden. The 6-foot-6 junior from Wheelersburg, Ohio, leads the team and ranks third in the league in scoring (19.8 points per game). He also is seventh in the Horizon in rebounding (7.2 per game). For his efforts this season, he was named to the all-Horizon League first team, his second consecutive season receiving that honor.
In addition, the Raiders are one of the most accurate shooting teams in the conference. Led by Grant Basile (51.5 percent), Wright State shoots 46.5 percent from the field, which ranks second in the Horizon.
How to make Wright State vs. Northern Kentucky picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 144 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's pick at SportsLine.
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