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Norfolk State Spartans battle vs Florida A&M Rattlers highlights college odds menu

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March 9, 8:25 PM | Joel Coliseum

Florida A&M Rattlers vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds

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Joel Coliseum will host Spartans vs. Rattlers action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The MEAC Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Joel Coliseum).

Norfolk State battles the Rattlers, currently sitting with a 10-22 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-3 for the Spartans and 0-4 for the Rattlers.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 105-ranked Spartans and the No. 272-rated Rattlers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-62 win for the Spartans on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Norfolk State's No. 82-rated squad against Florida A&M's No. 73-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Norfolk State rates No. 219 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 224 nationally with 5.6 per match.

Defensively, Florida A&M features the nation's No. 268-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Norfolk State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 196 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida A&M was a 65-55 winner in its last match on the road against Delaware State. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Rattlers grabbed a 65-55 win over the Hornets on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Amin Stevens at Joel Coliseum.

In their last action, Norfolk State was a 71-61 winner at home against Howard. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Spartans grabbed a 71-61 win over the Bison on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Pendarvis Williams at Joel Coliseum.