Morgan State Bears (4-2) at Norfolk State Spartans (4-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Echols Hall)
The Line: Norfolk State Spartans -3.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Morgan State Bears and Norfolk State Spartans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Joseph G. Echols Hall.
The Morgan State Bears look to stay hot after winning four of their last five games. The Morgan State Bears are averaging 75.3 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Troy Baxter Jr. is averaging 16.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while Lapri Mccray-Pace is averaging 15 points and five rebounds. Malik Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Lagio Grantsaan is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Morgan State Bears are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Morgan State Bears are allowing 28.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
The Norfolk State Spartans look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Norfolk State Spartans are averaging 67 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Devante Carter is averaging 16.1 points and 5.9 rebounds while JJ Matthews is averaging 10.3 points and four rebounds. Kyonze Chavis is dishing 0.3 assists and Daryl Anderson is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Norfolk State Spartans are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Norfolk State Spartans are allowing 26.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.3 rebounds per game.
The Bears are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 11-5 in Bears last 16 road games. The under is 5-1 in Bears last 6 Saturday games. The over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 home games. The under is 5-1 in Spartans last 6 Saturday games.
The Morgan State Bears are getting the better results, but they haven't exactly played anybody up to this point and I question if the offense will travel on the road. The Norfolk State Spartans have quietly been one of the better defensive teams in the country up to this point and have done a decent job of beating the teams they're supposed to beat. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Norfolk State here.