Norfolk State vs. Coppin State - 2/22/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Coppin State Eagles (7-19) at Norfolk State Spartans (13-14)
College Basketball: Monday, February 22, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Echols Hall)
The Line: Norfolk State Spartans -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Coppin State Eagles and Norfolk State Spartans square off Monday night at the Echols Hall.
The Coppin State Eagles could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Coppin State Eagles are averaging 69.5 points on 36.9 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Christian Kessee is averaging 14 points and 1.7 assists while Terry Harris Jr is averaging 11.8 points and 7.1 rebounds. Trevon Seymore is the third double-digit scorer and James Sylvester is dishing 1.5 assists. The Coppin State Eagles are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Eagles are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game. The Coppin State Eagles have lost 15 of their last 20 road games.
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The Norfolk State Spartans look for a nice win to get back to a .500 record. The Norfolk State Spartans are averaging 73.4 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jeff Short is averaging 16 points and 2.2 assists while D'Shon Taylor is averaging 12.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. Charles Oliver is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Butler is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Norfolk State Spartans are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Spartans are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game. The Norfolk State Spartans have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Eagles are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win. The Spartans are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Monday games.
Coppin State may have an ugly record, but the Eagles had a brutal road schedule with games against Iowa State, Cal, Creighton, Iowa and Kansas State. In conference play, the Eagles have been better, which includes a couple of overtime games recently. It's not like Norfolk State is blowing the doors off anybody.
I'll take my chances with the points.