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Northern Kentucky (19-11) vs. Purdue Fort Wayne (21-10)

Northern Kentucky and PFW face off today in the Horizon League Semifinals. These two teams have faced off twice this season and split the series. Northern Kentucky is 19-11 overall and finished 3rd in conference with a 14-6 record. They are currently riding a 4 game winning streak.

PFW is one of the hottest mid major teams right now, with a 10 game winning streak. They finished second in conference with a 15-6 record and are 21-10 overall.

Northern Kentucky Analysis

Northern Kentucky’s strength is on the defensive side of the ball. They hold teams to 65.8 ppg, 43.2 fg% and grab 29.5 defensive boards per game. On the offensive side, they average 70.1 ppg, shooting 42.6% from the floow and 34.5% from 3.

PFW Analysis

PFW has relied on their offensive skills to string together 10 straight. They average 74.6 ppg, shoot 46.5% from the floor and 37.6% from 3. On the defensive side, they definitely are exposed. They give up 69.4 ppg, allow teams to shoot 45.3%, and 35% from 3. The key to this game is if PFW can limit their turnovers and dominate the glass.

  • Northern Kentucky is 7-1 ats in their last 8 games
  • Northern Kentucky is 5-1 ats in their last 6 games as a favorite
  • PFW is 6-1 ats in their last 7 games following a win
  • PFW is 6-1 ats in their last 7 games following an ats loss

Sidekick's Verdict

Both teams are playing extremely well, but I think PFW is the best team in this conference. I think PFW covers the +2 and wins outright!

Sidekick's Play of the Day

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PFW +2 @ -110