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Norfolk State Spartans battle vs Howard Bison highlights college odds menu

Howard BisonNorfolk State Spartans
March 7, 8:25 PM | Joel Coliseum

Howard Bison vs Norfolk State Spartans Odds

10-20TEAM RECORD22-9

The Spartans hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the Howard Bison pay a visit to Joel Coliseum on the college basketball betting menu.

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. Joel Coliseum is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Spartans currently sports a 22-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-0 ATS. The Bison are 10-20 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 0-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bison have gone 1-1 against the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 101-ranked Spartans and the No. 287-rated Bison in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 69-57 win for the Spartans on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Norfolk State's No. 60-rated squad against Howard's No. 133-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Norfolk State rates No. 234 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 321 nationally with 4.4 per match.

Defensively, Howard features the nation's No. 203-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. Norfolk State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

Howard won its last outing, a 51-50 result against North Carolina A&T on March 6. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Howard earned a 51-50 victory over North Carolina A&T on Tuesday, getting 15 points from Calvin Thompson at Joel Coliseum.

Norfolk State was a 72-65 winner in its last match on the road against North Carolina A&T. Norfolk State got 14 points from Kyle O'Quinn en route to a 72-65 victory over North Carolina A&T on Thursday at Corbett Center.