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College Basketball Matchup - Norfolk State Spartans Howard Bison Odds Preview

Howard BisonNorfolk State Spartans
March 9, 3:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Howard Bison vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds

6-23TEAM RECORD10-19

A key college battle sees the visiting Bison travelling to Norfolk State Wednesday to take on the Spartans on Wednesday.

This is a conference playoff game in the MEAC Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Joel Coliseum).

The Spartans sport records of 10-19 and 2-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bison have 6-23 and 0-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-1 for the Spartans and 0-1 for the Bison.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 242-rated Spartans and the No. 326-ranked Bison, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-57 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Norfolk State's No. 138-rated squad against Howard's No. 202-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Norfolk State rates No. 225 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 301 nationally with 4.9 per match.

Defensively, Howard features the nation's No. 181-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Norfolk State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 101 nationally in scoring at home.

Howard was an 83-72 loser in its last match at home against Hampton. The Bison endured an 83-72 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Anton Dickerson at Burr Gymnasium.

Norfolk State was a 75-57 winner in its last match at home against North Carolina A&T. The Spartans got 18 points from Kyle O'Quinn as Norfolk State ran past North Carolina A&T 75-57 on Thursday at Echols Hall.