Norfolk State Spartans vs Coppin State Eagles Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Coppin State vs Norfolk State battle Saturday at Physical Education Complex as the Eagles look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Eagles currently sports a 5-17 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-1 ATS. The Spartans are 12-10 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 0-1 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Spartans odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Coppin State is rated No. 281 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Norfolk State is at No. 231. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 66-60 win for the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 168 in NCAA hoops at 35.3 per game. Contrast that with Coppin State’s No. 235 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Coppin State is the No. 41-ranked team in the country at 7.8 per game, while Norfolk State rates No. 255 at 5.4 per game.
Defensively, Norfolk State features the nation's No. 124-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Coppin State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 244 nationally in scoring at home.
Norfolk State was a 74-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hampton. The Spartans grabbed a 74-67 win over the Pirates on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Pendarvis Williams at Echols Hall.
In their last action, Coppin State was a 63-62 loser on the road against North Carolina A&T. Coppin State got 27 points from Andre Armstrong on the way to a 63-62 loss against North Carolina A&T on Monday at Corbett Center.
Norfolk State at Morgan State, Monday, February 4
Coppin State home to Hampton, Monday, February 4