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Norfolk State Spartans take on Midshipmen in college basketball test

Norfolk State SpartansNavy Midshipmen
Jan 1, 4:00 PM | Alumni Hall

Norfolk State Spartans vs Navy Midshipmen Odds

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Norfolk State pays a visit to Navy on Sunday, hoping to send the Midshipmen to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Alumni Hall.

The Midshipmen sit at 3-10 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Spartans are currently 9-5 (3-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Navy is 0-0 OU, and Norfolk State is 0-3 OU.

View Norfolk State vs Navy Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Midshipmen - Spartans odds would favor the Spartans if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Navy is rated No. 283 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Norfolk State is at No. 80. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 63-59 win for the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Navy has the nation's No. 317-rated offensive output, at 59.6 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 140 allowing on average 65.3 PPG. The Midshipmen FG% has averaged 42% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Norfolk State owns the country's No. 132-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. Navy, on the other hand, rates No. 283 in scoring at home.

Norfolk State was an 84-74 winner in its last match on the road against St. Francis NY. Norfolk State earned an 84-74 victory over St. Francis NY on Friday, getting 24 points from Pendarvis Williams at Pope Center.

Navy lost its last outing, a 65-56 result against Mercer on December 30. Navy got 21 points from Jordan Sugars but lost anyway, 65-56, to Mercer on Friday at Alumni Hall.

Next up:
Norfolk State home to MD-Eastern Shore, Saturday, January 7
Navy home to Lafayette, Saturday, January 7

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