MD-Eastern Shore Hawks vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds
The Norfolk State Spartans will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the MD-Eastern Shore Hawks at Echols Hall on Monday in NCAA hoops play.
The Spartans sit at 15-10 (1-2 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Hawks are currently 1-18 (1-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Norfolk State is 0-1 OU, and MD-Eastern Shore is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 197 (Spartans) and the No. 330 (Hawks) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 65-49 result in favor of the Spartans has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Norfolk State's No. 191-ranked scoring average of 66.8 PPG, against a Hawks defense rated No. 276 and allowing 70.7 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 41.8% to date this season, more than the Hawks shooters have managed so far (34.9% per game).
Defensively, MD-Eastern Shore features the nation's No. 265-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Norfolk State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.
MD-Eastern Shore was a 63-44 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Howard. MD-Eastern Shore suffered a 63-44 loss against Howard on Saturday, getting 11 points from Olatunji Kosile in a losing effort at Burr Gymnasium.
In their last action, Norfolk State was a 74-56 winner at home against Delaware State. Norfolk State got 20 points from Malcolm Hawkins en route to a 74-56 victory over Delaware State on Saturday at Echols Hall.
MD-Eastern Shore home to Morgan State, Saturday, February 16
Norfolk State at Hampton, Monday, February 18