Norfolk State Spartans vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds
Paul S. McBrayer Arena will host Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Norfolk State Spartans action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
Eastern Kentucky will face the 2-3 Spartans, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Colonels are 0-0 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spartans are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 103-rated Norfolk State taking on the No. 244-rated Colonels in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 84-67 win for the Colonels on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 30 nationally ranked offense (82 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 164 at 65.4 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 48.3% from the field, more than the Spartans have managed so far this season (38.7% on average).
Defensively, Norfolk State features the nation's No. 127-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.4 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 70 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Norfolk State was a 63-57 loser on the road against UMKC. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Spartans got 12 points from Brandon Goode, but it was UMKC that prevailed in a 63-57 final on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Eastern Kentucky was an 83-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Radford. Eastern Kentucky earned an 83-75 victory over Radford on Sunday, getting 20 points from Glenn Cosey at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Delaware State are 0-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Spartans at Colonels trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Norfolk State at Morehead State, Monday, November 26
Eastern Kentucky home to Delaware State, Wednesday, November 28