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Bears visit Norfolk State Spartans in college basketball clash

Morgan State BearsNorfolk State Spartans
Jan 28, 6:00 PM | Echols Hall

Morgan State Bears vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Bears of Morgan State hit the hard court against the Spartans of Norfolk State.

Norfolk State will face the 5-12 Bears, who own a 1-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 0-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bears are 2-1 favoring the OVER.

View Morgan State vs Norfolk State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Spartans sit at No. 121 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 188 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 69-64.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 201 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Norfolk State’s No. 125 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Norfolk State is the No. 240-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Morgan State rates No. 275 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Morgan State features the nation's No. 171-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.5 points per game. Norfolk State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Morgan State, they were a 71-64 winner as they battled North Carolina Central at home. The Bears grabbed a 71-64 win over the Eagles on Monday, behind a 20-point effort from Larry Bastfield at Hill Field House.

Norfolk State was a 75-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Morehead State. Norfolk State got 19 points from Chris McEachin but lost anyway, 75-69, to Morehead State on Tuesday at Echols Hall.

Next up:
Morgan State at Hampton, Monday, January 30
Norfolk State home to Coppin State, Monday, January 30