An automatic berth in the 68-team NCAA Tournament will be on the line when two surprising teams - the Northern Kentucky Norse and Wright State Raiders - collide in the championship game of the Horizon League tournament on Tuesday at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis. The No. 3 seed in the bracket, Northern Kentucky (20-11) knocked off Purdue Fort Wayne in the semifinals to reach Tuesday's final. Meanwhile Wright State (20-13) pulled off the upset of the tournament, beating top-seeded Cleveland State on Monday to advance to the championship game.
Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET. The latest Northern Kentucky vs. Wright State odds from Caesars Sportsbook list this game as a pick'em, while the Over/Under for total points scored is 134.5. (See up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page.)
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The model knows that Northern Kentucky is one of the best teams in the country at generating turnovers. The Norse get 9.2 steals per game, which leads the Horizon League and ranks 11th in the country. In the team's most recent victory over Wright State, on Feb. 13 in Dayton, Ohio, Northern Kentucky got 10 steals.
The model also knows that Wright State has one of the best players in the conference in Tanner Holden. The 6-foot-6 junior from Wheelersburg, Ohio, leads the team and ranks third in the league in scoring (19.8 points per game). He also is seventh in the Horizon in rebounding (7.2 per game). For his efforts this season, he was named to the all-Horizon League first team, his second consecutive season receiving that honor.
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