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Longwood Lancers vs Norfolk State Spartans Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Norfolk State SpartansLongwood Lancers
Nov 15, 7:00 PM | Willet Hall

Norfolk State Spartans vs Longwood Lancers Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Norfolk State Spartans travelling to Longwood Thursday to take on the Lancers.

Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 1-1 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Lancers are at 0-1 and 0-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Lancers are 0-0, while the Spartans have a 0-0 mark.

View Norfolk State vs Longwood Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 298-ranked Lancers and the No. 103-rated Spartans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 65-31 win for the Spartans on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Longwood has the nation's No. 341-rated offensive output, at 47 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 198 allowing on average 66.5 PPG. The Lancers FG% has averaged 29.8% so far, less than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.4% per game.

Defensively, Norfolk State features the nation's No. 203-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.5 points per game. Longwood, meanwhile, comes in at No. 275 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Norfolk State, they were a 78-65 loser as they battled Seton Hall on the road. The Spartans endured a 78-65 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Monday, despite a 20-point effort from Pendarvis Williams at Prudential Center.

Longwood was an 81-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Marshall. Longwood was crushed on Friday, getting blown out by Marshall and falling by an 81-47 score at Cam Henderson Center.

Next up:
Norfolk State at Loyola, Saturday, November 17
Longwood at Arkansas, Sunday, November 18