Norfolk State Spartans vs MD-Eastern Shore Hawks Odds
The visiting Norfolk State Spartans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Hytche Athletic Center against the MD-Eastern Shore Hawks.
The Hawks sit at 0-12 (1-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Spartans are currently 7-10 (0-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? MD-Eastern Shore is 0-0 OU, and Norfolk State is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hawks sit at No. 347 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 63-47.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up MD-Eastern Shore's No. 341 nationally ranked offense (56.4 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 243 at 69.5 PPG. The Hawks have been averaging 35.3% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (41.4% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Norfolk State owns the country's No. 153-rated mark, allowing 69.2 points per game on the highway. MD-Eastern Shore, on the other hand, rates No. 345 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Norfolk State, they were a 74-68 winner as they battled Navy at home. Pendarvis Williams scored 21 points leading the Spartans to a 74-68 victory over Navy at Echols Hall on Saturday.
MD-Eastern Shore was a 63-49 loser in its last match on the road against American. The Hawks endured a 63-49 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Thursday, despite a 13-point effort from Troy Snyder at Bender Arena.
Norfolk State at Howard, Monday, January 14
MD-Eastern Shore home to Delaware State, Saturday, January 19