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Northern Kentucky @ IUPUI

Current Records: Northern Kentucky 8-6; IUPUI 3-10

What to Know

A Horizon League battle is on tap between the Northern Kentucky Norse and the IUPUI Jaguars at 2 p.m. ET Saturday at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Both teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous games.

On Thursday, NKU wrapped up 2022 with a 78-64 win over the Wright State Raiders.

Meanwhile, IUPUI was expected to lose against the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions last Tuesday, but instead they received a nice stocking stuffer. The Jaguars netted a 62-52 victory.

The Norse are the favorite in this one, with an expected 13.5-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Thursday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

The wins brought NKU up to 8-6 and IUPUI to 3-10. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: NKU is stumbling into the contest with the 45th fewest points per game in college basketball, having accrued only 67.1 on average. The Jaguars have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 352nd worst in college basketball in points per game, with only 61.3 on average. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum -- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App


The Norse are a big 13.5-point favorite against the Jaguars, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Norse as a 13-point favorite.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Northern Kentucky have won six out of their last nine games against IUPUI.

  • Jan 22, 2022 - Northern Kentucky 60 vs. IUPUI 41
  • Jan 16, 2021 - IUPUI 65 vs. Northern Kentucky 63
  • Jan 15, 2021 - IUPUI 74 vs. Northern Kentucky 69
  • Feb 14, 2020 - Northern Kentucky 84 vs. IUPUI 70
  • Jan 12, 2020 - Northern Kentucky 96 vs. IUPUI 71
  • Feb 01, 2019 - IUPUI 83 vs. Northern Kentucky 77
  • Dec 28, 2018 - Northern Kentucky 92 vs. IUPUI 77
  • Feb 25, 2018 - Northern Kentucky 75 vs. IUPUI 56
  • Dec 28, 2017 - Northern Kentucky 77 vs. IUPUI 59