Bethune-Cookman Wildcats take on Spartans in NCAA basketball test
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds
Norfolk State will look to improve on its 18-10 record on Saturday when they host Bethune-Cookman in NCAA basketball odds action at Echols Hall.
The Spartans sit at 18-10 (2-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Wildcats are currently 12-16 (1-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Norfolk State is 0-2 OU, and Bethune-Cookman is 0-1 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 167 (Spartans) and the No. 275 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-66 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Norfolk State's No. 189 nationally ranked offense (67.1 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 194 at 67.3 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 42.3% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (41.9% on average).
Defensively, Bethune-Cookman features the nation's No. 188-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.1 points per game. Norfolk State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 42 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Bethune-Cookman, they were a 72-58 winner as they battled Savannah State at home. Bethune-Cookman got 21 points and 11 rebounds from Adrien Coleman en route to a 72-58 victory over Savannah State on Monday at Moore Gymnasium.
In their last action, Norfolk State was a 60-56 winner on the road against Delaware State. Norfolk State got 18 points from Pendarvis Williams en route to a 60-56 victory over Delaware State on Saturday at Memorial Hall.
Bethune-Cookman at Hampton, Monday, March 4
Norfolk State home to Florida A&M, Monday, March 4