Norfolk State Spartans vs Howard Bison Odds
Howard looks to cover the Bison-Spartans pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 4-13 mark when they host Norfolk State in college basketball wagering action.
The Bison currently sports a 4-13 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-3 ATS. The Spartans are 8-10 and 0-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bison produce a 0-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 0-0 against the number.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spartans were listed as 2-point favorites earlier in the day at .
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison sit at No. 276 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 212 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 59-54.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Howard's No. 345 nationally ranked offense (54.1 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 225 at 68.9 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 39.3% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).
Defensively, Norfolk State features the nation's No. 142-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.5 points per game. Howard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 338 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Norfolk State, they were a 63-58 winner as they battled MD-Eastern Shore on the road. The Spartans grabbed a 63-58 win over the Hawks on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Malcolm Hawkins at Hytche Athletic Center.
Last time out for Howard, they were a 51-49 loser as they battled Hampton at home. The Bison endured a 51-49 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Simuel Frazier at Burr Gymnasium.
Norfolk State home to Coppin State, Saturday, January 19
Howard at North Carolina A&T, Saturday, January 19