Who’s PlayingOakland @ Northern KentuckyCurrent Records: Oakland 4-11; Northern Kentucky 9-6What to KnowThe Northern Kentucky Norse won both of their matches against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies last season (87-78 and 71-66) and are aiming for the same result Friday. NKU and Oakland will face off in a Horizon League battle at 7 p.m. ET at Truist Arena. The Norse are out to keep their eight-game home win streak alive. On Saturday, NKU wrapped up 2022 with a 55-42 win over the IUPUI Jaguars. Meanwhile, Oakland wrapped up 2022 with an 81-65 victory over the Green Bay Phoenix. NKU is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 1-7 against the spread when favored. The Norse are now 9-6 while the Golden Grizzlies sit at 4-11. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: NKU is 33rd worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 66.3 on average. Oakland has experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 77.7 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up. How To WatchWhen: Friday at 7 p.m. ETWhere: Truist Arena — Highland Heights, KentuckyFollow: CBS Sports AppOddsThe Norse are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Golden Grizzlies, according to the latest college basketball odds.The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.Over/Under: -111See college basketball picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.
Series HistoryNorthern Kentucky have won eight out of their last 14 games against Oakland.Feb 20, 2022 – Northern Kentucky 71 vs. Oakland 66Feb 04, 2022 – Northern Kentucky 87 vs. Oakland 78Mar 08, 2021 – Oakland 69 vs. Northern Kentucky 58Feb 06, 2020 – Northern Kentucky 73 vs. Oakland 70Jan 05, 2020 – Northern Kentucky 75 vs. Oakland 64Mar 11, 2019 – Northern Kentucky 64 vs. Oakland 63Feb 09, 2019 – Northern Kentucky 79 vs. Oakland 64Jan 03, 2019 – Oakland 76 vs. Northern Kentucky 74Jan 26, 2018 – Oakland 83 vs. Northern Kentucky 70Jan 05, 2018 – Northern Kentucky 87 vs. Oakland 83Jan 20, 2017 – Oakland 79 vs. Northern Kentucky 70Dec 31, 2016 – Oakland 76 vs. Northern Kentucky 65Feb 01, 2016 – Oakland 85 vs. Northern Kentucky 74Jan 19, 2016 – Northern Kentucky 90 vs. Oakland 73