DePaul Blue Demons vs. Norfolk State Spartans - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Norfolk State Spartans (1-3) at DePaul Blue Demons (1-3)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm (Virgin Islands Sport )
The Line: DePaul Blue Demons -9.5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The DePaul Blue Demons and the Norfolk State Spartans face off on Monday afternoon in college basketball action.
The DePaul Blue Demons are 1-3 this season and they have lost their last three games. For the season DePaul is averaging 64.8 points and they are shooting 41.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 73.5 points and their opponents shoot 42.5 percent. Billy Garrett leads the Blue Demons averaging 13.8 points per game. Myke Henry is averaging 13.5 points and 5.3 rebounds, Aaron Simpson is averaging 9.0 points, and Eli Cain and Tommy Hamilton is averaging 7.0 points each. DePaul is still looking to return to college basketball’s main stage.
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The Norfolk State Spartans are off to a 1-3 start to the season but all three of their losses have come in blowout fashion. Norfolk State is averaging 67 points and they are shooting 36.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 82.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.1 percent. Jeff Short leads the Spartans averaging 15.5 points per game. Charles Oliver is averaging 14.3 points, D’Shon Taylor is averaging 12.8 points and 7.0 rebounds, and Jordan Butler is averaging 8.0 points and 8.0 rebounds. Norfolk State should fare better when they start their MEAC schedule.
DePaul is 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 neutral site games, 0-6 against the spread following a loss, and 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 non-conference games. Norfolk State is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 5-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games.
Neither of these teams have played well but I am not sure how DePaul is this big of a favorite against anyone so I am taking the points.