Howard vs Norfolk State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/2/23

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The Norfolk State Spartans and the Howard Bison meet in college basketball action from the Burr Gymnasium on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Howard is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 148.5 points.


Norfolk State comes into this game with a clean injury report while Howard has Steve Settle listed as questionable for this game with a concussion.

Matchup History

Howard’s 86-84 win over Norfolk State back on January 14th, 2023, snapped Norfolk State’s five-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.


Norfolk State is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games while the over is 9-0 in their last 9 road games. Howard is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 Thursday games.


I’m leaning towards Howard here. Give the Spartans credit for playing well on the road, but they are coming off of a loss last time out and have been inconsistent in recent games. Howard’s taken a couple of losses as well as of late, but they’re back at home here where they play their best and I think the Bison get a nice win and cover here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Howard -1.5