Norfolk State Spartans host Navy Midshipmen in college basketball action
Navy Midshipmen 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 Navy Midshipmen at Echols Hall on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Spartans are 6-10 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Midshipmen, meanwhile, are 6-9 and 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Norfolk State go 0-0 and the Midshipmen go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Spartans rated this week at No. 191 and the Midshipmen sitting at No. 217. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 65-58 result in favor of the Midshipmen.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Norfolk State's No. 235-ranked scoring average of 65 PPG, against a Midshipmen defense rated No. 32 and allowing 57.9 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 40.7% to date this season, less than the Midshipmen shooters have managed so far (42.9% per game).
Defensively, Navy features the nation's No. 73-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.3 points per game. Norfolk State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.
Navy was a 68-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. Navy got 17 points from Worth Smith but lost anyway, 68-63, to IUPU Fort Wayne on Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum.
Norfolk State was a 62-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Ball State. Norfolk State got 16 points from Rob Johnson but lost anyway, 62-61, to Ball State on Wednesday at Worthen Arena.
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