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NCAA hoops odds preview - Longwood vs. Norfolk State

Longwood LancersNorfolk State Spartans
Feb 20, 7:00 PM | Echols Hall

Longwood Lancers vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds

9-17TEAM RECORD18-9

The visiting Lancers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Echols Hall against the Norfolk State Spartans.

Norfolk State battles the Lancers, currently sitting with a 9-17 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-3 for the Spartans and 0-0 for the Lancers.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 101-rated Spartans and the No. 310-ranked Lancers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-65 result in favor of the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Norfolk State has the nation's No. 165-rated offensive output, at 68.6 PPG. The visiting Lancers defense ranks No. 345 allowing on average 83.8 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Lancers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Longwood owns the country's No. 342-rated mark, allowing 85 points per game on the highway. Norfolk State, on the other hand, rates No. 197 in scoring at home.

Longwood lost its last outing, a 67-59 result against North Dakota on February 18. Antwan Carter scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Lancers to a win (they lost 67-59 to North Dakota at Willet Hall on Saturday).

Norfolk State lost its last outing, a 73-63 result against Delaware State on February 15. The Spartans got 17 points from Brandon Wheeless, but it was Delaware State that prevailed in a 73-63 final on Wednesday at Echols Hall.

Next up:
Longwood home to Virginias-Wise, Wednesday, February 22
Norfolk State at Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, February 25

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