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MEAC Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Norfolk State Spartans Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Odds Preview

Bethune-Cookman WildcatsNorfolk State Spartans
March 13, 6:00 PM | Norfolk Scope Arena

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds

13-19TEAM RECORD21-10

Bethune-Cookman travels to Norfolk State on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 13-19 record with a victory over the Spartans.

This is a conference playoff game in the MEAC Tournament. The game is being played at Norfolk Scope Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Spartans sport records of 21-10 and 2-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 13-19 and 2-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-2 for the Spartans and 1-1 for the Wildcats.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 145-rated Spartans and the No. 248-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 68-66 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Norfolk State's No. 200-ranked scoring average of 66.6 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 209 and allowing 67.8 PPG. The Spartans FG% has averaged 42.3% to date this season, more than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (41.7% per game).

Defensively, Bethune-Cookman features the nation's No. 183-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Norfolk State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 100 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Bethune-Cookman, they were an 89-78 winner as they battled Coppin State at home. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. The Wildcats got a terrific 28-point effort from Adrien Coleman as Bethune-Cookman defeated Coppin State 89-78 on Tuesday at Norfolk Scope Arena.

Norfolk State was a 55-48 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina A&T. The Spartans grabbed a 55-48 win over the Aggies on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Rob Johnson at Echols Hall.