North Carolina Central Eagles vs.Norfolk State Spartans - 3/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Central Eagles (13-18) vs. Norfolk State Spartans (16-15)
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 8:30 PM ET Norfolk Scope Arena (Virginia)
The Line-Norfolk -5 Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The North Carolina Central Eagles will face off against the Norfolk State in the Quarterfinal of the MEAC Tournament.
The North Carolina Central Eagles are coming off of a first round win over Howard 68-66. The Eagles average 70.2 points per game and are shooting 35% from the 3-point line. The leading scorer for the Eagles has been Dante Holmes is averaging 15.6 points per game and 5.0 rebounds. Patrick Cole is second on the team with 15.2 points per game and 4.6 rebounds. The Eagles will try to use their tournament momentum to their advantage this game.
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The Norfolk State Spartans finished the regular season with a 16-15 record and are currently 2nd in the MEAC Conference. The Spartans won 3 out of their last 4 games to end the season. The Spartans led the MEAC in scoring averaging 74.5 points per game and shot 77% from the free throw line. The leading scorer for the Spartans has been Jeff Short who is averaging 15.8 points per game and 3.7 rebounds. D’Shon Taylor is second on the team with 13.4 points per game and 5.3 rebounds.
North Carolina will have an advantage early on already having played a game. But Norfolk is the better team here and should be able to get the win here. I think this line is a low and i expect Norfolk to cover it easily.