Houston vs. Northern Kentucky Odds, Spread, Preview | 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Houston vs. Northern Kentucky Odds

Houston Odds-5000
Northern Kentucky Odds+1600
SpreadHouston -19.5
Over/Under122.5
Odds via bet365. For the latest March Madness odds, click here.

With the men's 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 1-seeded Houston and 16-seeded Northern Kentucky matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Houston vs. Northern Kentucky will tip off on Thursday at 9:20 p.m. ET on TNT.


Statistical Matchup

HoustonNorthern Kentucky
342Tempo358
OFFDEF
51eFG%221
27TO%13
5R%333
291FTR172
DEFOFF
2eFG%218
22TO %131
125R%91
285FTR309
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.


Instant Analysis

Good luck, NKU! You are going to get absolutely brutalized on the boards by Houston. The Cougars are nation’s fourth-best offensive rebounding team by rate and practice with freaking lids on the rim in practice all season long. They live for second-chance opportunities.

— Ky McKeon

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts' live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don't forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you're there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at actionnetwork.com/bracket.

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