Norfolk State Spartans (16-5) vs. Delaware State Hornets (2-19)
February 14, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Delaware State Hornets +14 / Norfolk State Spartans -14; Over/Under: -150.5
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The Norfolk State Spartans and the Delaware State Hornets meet in college basketball action from the Memorial Hall on Monday night.
The Norfolk State Spartans will look to build on their 70-63 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore last time out. Joe Bryant Jr. leads the Spartans with 16.5 PPG along with 5.1 RPG and a team-high 3 APG while Christian Ings has 10 PPG with 2.6 APG. Jaren Hawkins also has 12.5 PPG with 3.9 RPG and Kris Bankston has 11.1 PPG and a team-high 6.7 RPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Norfolk State so far this season. As a team, Norfolk State is averaging 75.3 PPG on 46.2% shooting from the field, 34.3% from three and 69.9% from the foul line while allowing 64.3 PPG on 37.3% shooting from the field and 29% from three this season.
The Delaware State Hornets will look to snap a double-digit losing skid after an 85-72 loss to Howard last time out. Myles Carter has 15.4 PPG with 5.8 RPG to lead the Hornets in scoring while Dominik Fragala has 11.4 PPG with 2.7 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Delaware State so far this season. Chris Sodom also has a team-high 6 RPG to lead Delaware State on the glass and Corey Perkins has a team-high 4 APG to own the team-high in assists for DSU so far this year. As a team, Delaware State is averaging 60.8 PPG on 40% shooting from the field, 31.3% from three and 64.7% from the foul line while allowing 73 PPG on 41.6% shooting from the field and 35.9% from three this season.
Norfolk State is 8-1-1 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games following an ATS loss. Delaware State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall.
I get why this may feel like a lot to be giving up with Norfolk State considering that Delaware State’s 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall, but the reality here is that Norfolk State is heads and shoulders the better team in this game and not only that, they’ve already beaten Delaware State by 29 points earlier this season, a shift in venue may help the Hornets a bit, but not enough to erase half of the deficit from the first defeat. Give me Norfolk State in this one.