Wright State is the right pick in the Horizon League title game

March 9, 2022

Wright State vs. Northern Kentucky

Indian Farmers Coliseum – Indianapolis, IN
7:00 PM ET
Northern Kentucky -1.0

The Horizon League championship game should be a doozy, as two 20-win teams square off in Indianapolis. Northern Kentucky was the early favorite, but the line is moving in Wright State’s direction.

There are good reasons for the shift. The Raiders are red hot, having won four-straight games, including a victory over Cleveland State, the top seed in the conference tournament. That 15-point win garnered a lot of attention.

Northern Kentucky is playing well, too. They’ve won eight out of nine, part of a late-season surge that saw a 5-8 start turn into their current 20-11 mark.

Included in those wins were a pair of victories over Wright State. The Norse knocked off the Raiders by ten in January and then went on the road to get a four-point victory on Feb. 13.

But the two best players in the game are on the Wright State side. Tanner Holden is averaging 19.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game, while Grant Basile is chipping in 18.5 and 8.7. That’s a duo that will be difficult for Northern Kentucky to contain.

In what looks like a coin toss game, go with the team that just beat the No. 1 seed. Go with the team that boasts the better roster. Go with the fact that it’s hard to beat the same team three times in one season.

Hoops Harlen’s pick:

WSU M/L (+100)

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