Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats open as double digit favorites over Northern Kentucky

Cincinnati Bearcats face Wichita State Shockers at Charles Koch Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats face Wichita State Shockers at Charles Koch Arena. /

According to the latest odds by FanDuel Sportsbook, the Cincinnati Bearcats are double digit favorites over the Northern Kentucky Norse prior to tip off!

Coming off a third straight win, Cincinnati is aiming to remain undefeated against the non-conference opponent on Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena.

Following a fourth conference championship in the last decade, Northern Kentucky was picked to win the Horizon League title in the preseason poll.

The Bearcats opened as 12.5-point favorites over Northern Kentucky with the over/under currently projected at 137.5 points per FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats open as heavy favorites over Northern Kentucky

  • Date: Sunday, November 19 at 2:00 PM
  • Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati
  • Series History: Bearcats lead 8-1
  • TV Broadcast: ESPN+ and fuboTV

Make sure to preview the non-conference game against Northern Kentucky with the most recent odds and players to watch heading into today!

Northern Kentucky is fueled by All-Horizon League players Sam Vinson and Marques Warrick, who are averaging a combined 31.0 points and 8.6 rebounds.

Players to watch in the upcoming matchup include Cincinnati backcourt mates DaVeon Thomas and Jizzle James, plus center Viktor Lakhin and others.

Wes Miller’s team suffered a disappointing 64-51 loss at Northern Kentucky last year so the Bearcats will have an opportunity to get revenge this season.

Cincinnati Basketball: Preview for the Bearcats game against Northern Kentucky

During a midweek press conference, Miller looked ahead to Northern Kentucky and reflected on the beginning of the season via Cincinnati Athletics.

Lakhin put up a career-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and one block to help lead the Bearcats to a double digit victory over Eastern Washington last weekend.

James had the best game of his freshman season with 13 points, two assists and two rebounds, plus Thomas posted 11 points and five assists in the win.

The Bearcats struggled to convert in the early stages but got it going during the second half and eventually secured a third consecutive win to start the season!

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