Norfolk State Spartans (18-5) vs. Morgan State Bears (8-13)
February 21, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Morgan State Bears +5.5 / Norfolk State Spartans -5.5; Over/Under: -145.5
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The Norfolk State Spartans and Morgan State Bears meet Monday in college basketball action at the Hill Field House. The Norfolk State Spartans look for a win after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Morgan State Bears look for a win after losing six of their last eight games.
The Norfolk State Spartans are averaging 75.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 64.1 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Joe Bryant Jr. is averaging 16.8 points and 5.3 rebounds while Jalen Hawkins is averaging 13.1 points and 3.9 rebounds. Kris Bankston is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Ings is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Norfolk State Spartans are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Norfolk State Spartans are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game.
The Morgan State Bears are averaging 75.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Malik Miller is averaging 11.7 points and 8.6 rebounds, while De’Torrion Ware is averaging 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Keith McGee is the third double-digit scorer and Lagio Grantsaan is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Morgan State Bears are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. The Morgan State Bears are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The Spartans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Bears are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Spartans last 5 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Bears last 5 games following a ATS win.
The Norfolk State Spartans are playing some of their best ball of the season right now, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 11.7 points. The Morgan State Bears play their best ball at home, but they’re also a below average team that’s a brutal 1-4 against the spread at home and 5-12 against the spread on the season. Rough stuff folks. I’ll lay the chalk with Norfolk State.