Northern Kentucky Norse vs. Oakland Golden Grizzlies: 3/8/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 8, 2021

Rashad Williams leads the Oakland Golden Grizzlies (11-17) into a matchup against the Northern Kentucky Norse (14-10) after scoring 22 points in an 87-83 win over Youngstown State. The Golden Grizzlies are 1.5-point underdogs in the matchup on Monday, March 8, 2021, which tips off at 9:30 PM ET on ESPN2. The matchup has an over/under of 148.5 points.

Betting Information

Northern Kentucky vs Oakland Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Northern Kentucky -1.5 -112 -110 148.5 -110 -112 -125 102

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Northern Kentucky vs Oakland
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Northern Kentucky (-1.5) Over (148.5) Northern Kentucky 76 Oakland 74

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Total Facts

  • The Norse and their opponents have totaled at least 148.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in seven of 24 outings (29.2%) this season.
  • Oakland has combined with its opponents to score more than 148.5 points in 21 of 28 outings (75%) this year.
  • The two teams average a combined 1.5 less points per game (147) than this game’s total of 148.5 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 153.4 points per game, 4.9 more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The Norse average point total in matchups this year is 143.2, 5.3 points below the total in this game.
  • The average over/under in Golden Grizzlies games this season is 8.6 more points than the point total of 148.5 for this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Norse record 10.2 fewer points per game (71.9) than the Golden Grizzlies allow (82.1).
  • When Northern Kentucky scores more than 82.1 points, it is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • In games when Oakland gives up more than 71.9 points, it is 12-13 against the spread and 8-17 overall.
  • The Golden Grizzlies score an average of 75.1 points per game, just 3.8 more points than the 71.3 the Norse allow.
  • When it scores more than 71.3 points, Oakland is 13-0 against the spread and 11-10 overall.
  • Northern Kentucky is 2-2 against the spread and 1-4 overall when it allows more than 75.1 points.
  • The Norse have totaled just 14 more points than their opponents this season (0.6 per game on average), while the Golden Grizzlies have been out-scored by 196 total points (seven per game average differential).

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Northern Kentucky Betting Information

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Norse have covered 12 times in 23 contests.
  • The Norse have struggled to cover, going just 2-6-1 ATS when favored by at least 1.5 points.
  • The Norse have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 9 times in 23 games this season.

Oakland Betting Information

  • Oakland has covered the spread in greater than half of its games, going 15-13 ATS.
  • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Golden Grizzlies have a record ATS of 4-5.
  • In the majority of Golden Grizzlies games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (22 out of 28 games, 78.6%).

Head to Head

Northern Kentucky vs Oakland (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2020 Northern Kentucky -9.5 136 -547 +392 Regular Season 73-70 NKENT
1/5/2020 Oakland -2.5 130.5 -148 +120 Regular Season 75-64 NKENT
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-64 NKENT
1/3/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 76-74 OAK

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Northern Kentucky Leaders

  • Trevon Faulkner leads the Norse in scoring, tallying 16.3 points per game to go with 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists.
  • Adrian Nelson is Northern Kentucky’s leading rebounder, grabbing 9.8 per game, while Bryson Langdon is its best passer, averaging 3.9 assists in each contest.
  • Marques Warrick leads the Norse in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.
  • Faulkner is the Norse leader in steals, averaging 1.5 steals per game, while Nelson leads them in blocks with 0.6 per contest.

Oakland Leaders

  • Jalen Moore collects 17.9 points and tacks on 8.5 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Golden Grizzlies’ leaderboards for those statistics.
  • Daniel Oladapo is at the top of the Oakland rebounding leaderboard with 8.9 rebounds per game. He also racks up 13.0 points and tacks on 1.7 assists per game.
  • Warrick paces his teammates on the Golden Grizzlies with 3.3 made threes per game.
  • The Golden Grizzlies’ leader in steals is Moore with 1.8 per game, and Trey Townsend is their leader in blocks with 0.8 per game.
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