The Coppin State Eagles and Norfolk State Spartans meet Thursday in the college basketball MEAC Tournament Quarterfinal at the Norfolk Scope Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Coppin State Eagles are averaging 72.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 83.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Sam Sessoms is averaging 20.7 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Nendah Tarke is averaging 12.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Justin Steers is dishing 1 assist and Mike Hood is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Coppin State Eagles are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Coppin State Eagles are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.7 rebounds per game.
The Norfolk State Spartans are averaging 76.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Joe Bryant Jr. is averaging 17.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Kris Bankston is averaging 14.3 points and 7.1 rebounds. Cahiem Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Ings is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Norfolk State Spartans are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Norfolk State Spartans are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Spartans are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 overall. The over is 13-3 in Spartans last 16 overall. The favorite is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Coppin State Eagles were horrible both SU and ATS this season, and it's hard seeing them give Norfolk State a run on the road. The Norfolk State Spartans win at home by an average of 20.2 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field. Coppin State did beat Norfolk State a couple of weeks ago, but it will take more than that for me not to side with the Spartans.