Norfolk State Spartans host North Carolina A&T Aggies in college basketball action
North Carolina A&T Aggies vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds
The North Carolina A&T Aggies will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Spartans in Norfolk State at Echols Hall on Thursday in college basketball action.
Norfolk State will face the 15-15 Aggies, who own a 3-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Aggies are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 153 and the Aggies at No. 143 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 67-65 result in favor of the Spartans.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Norfolk State's No. 190-ranked offense, averaging 67 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 61 at 61.9 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 42.3% so far, more than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina A&T owns the country's No. 79-rated mark, allowing 65.5 points per game on the highway. Norfolk State, on the other hand, rates No. 74 in scoring at home.
North Carolina A&T was a 59-57 winner in their most recent outing at home against Savannah State. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. North Carolina A&T got 18 points from Adrian Powell en route to a 59-57 victory over Savannah State on Monday at Corbett Center.
Last time out for Norfolk State, they were a 69-58 winner as they battled Florida A&M at home. Rashid Gaston scored 20 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Norfolk State over Florida A&M, 69-58, on Monday at Echols Hall.