Northern Kentucky vs. Houston Prediction
After falling to Memphis in the AAC Tournament championship game, will Houston reclaim the No. 1 seed with a win and cover against No. 16 Northern Kentucky at 9:20 PM ET on Thursday?
Chances of playing and betting
749 Northern Kentucky Norse (+18.5) vs. 750 Houston Cougars (-18.5); o/u 121.5
9:20 PM ET, Thursday, March 16, 2023
Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham, AL
Kentucky vs Houston general betting information
We General CBB betting information The page shows that 51% of public bettors are currently backing Houston. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Norse Notes of Northern Kentucky
Sam Vinson Finished Tuesday’s 63-61 win over Cleveland State with 16 points (6-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, two assists and three steals in 38 minutes. Vinson scored in double figures for the fifth straight game in Tuesday’s win. His three steals were also crucial in Northern Kentucky securing a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Houston Cougars Notes
Marcus Sasser Per FOX 26’s Mark Berman (groin) is a game-time decision ahead of Houston’s Thursday game against Northern Kentucky. Unfortunately for Houston, Sasser’s availability won’t be known until the Cougars play their 2023 NCAA first-round game. Competitions. Earlier, Sasser was practicing before the 2023 AAC Championship Finals, when Terence Arsenault started instead. However, his questionable condition does not guarantee his return on Thursday. If Sasser can’t, the Cougars will have to beat someone at No. 16 without him, which shouldn’t be a tall order, though a bust is certainly possible.
Northern Kentucky vs Houston CBB betting trends
Norse are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall
Norse is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight-up win
Cougars are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall
Cougars are 49-17-1 ATS in their last 67 games following a loss
Northern Kentucky vs. Houston CBB Prediction:
Under is 6-2 in Cougars last eight neutral site games, 42-20-1 in their last 63 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 6-1-1 in their last 8 games. Losing On the other hand, the under is 5-2 5-2 in Scandinavia’s last seven games overall, 13-4 in their last 17 games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Range above that. .600.
CBB betting predictions: Northern Kentucky/Houston under 121.5