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Norfolk State vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (7-23) at Norfolk State Spartans (13-18)

College Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

The Line: Norfolk State Spartans -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3

The Maryland-E. Shore Hawks take the floor with the Norfolk State Spartans in a MEAC college basketball first round matchup.

The Maryland E. Shore Hawks had had issues at both ends of the floor  which has made winning a difficult task. Maryland E. Shore ended a five game slide with a 59-47 win versus Delaware State in the season finale’. The Hawks held a 34.4%-30.4% shooting edge and five more shots which was the deciding factor.

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Norfolk State vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Maryland E. Shore rode the production of Tyler Jones and he responded by leading all scorers with 21 points and 13 rebounds on 8-12 and 4-4 at the line. Cameron Bacote gave the Hawks eleven points on 3-8 from distance while Miryne Thomas added nine points and six boards.

The Norfolk State Spartans finished 5th in the MEAC but the team was red hot to end the regular season. Norfolk State had won eight of nine before losing 74-71 to Hampton on the final day of the regular season. The Spartans were outshot 46.8%-41.7%with the Pirates holding a decisive 10-5 edge at the line.

Steven Whitely kept Norfolk State competitive with a contest high 27 points with five pulls on 12-16. The Spartans received ten points from Mastadi Pitt on 4-11 followed by Bryan Gellineau with eight points on 2-4.

Norfolk State are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record and Norfolk State are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games. Under is 4-0 in UMES last 4 vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic and under is 6-0-1 in UMEs last 7 neutral site games.

I think this is Norfolk State’s game to lose and they aren’t going to let that happen so I’m laying the points…

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