North Carolina A&T Aggies (5-5) vs. Norfolk State Spartans (8-4)
December 18, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Norfolk State Spartans -4.5 / North Carolina A&T Aggies +4.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The North Carolina A&T Aggies and the Norfolk State Spartans meet in college basketball action from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.
The North Carolina A&T Aggies will be out to build on a 67-66 OT win over Texas Southern last time out. Kam Woods leads the Aggies in coring with 18.1 PPG along with 3.8 RPG and 2.5 APG while Marcus Watson has 13 PPG with 4.2 RPG and Demetric Horton has 11.6 PPG with a team-high 3.1 APG to lead the Aggies in assists this season and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for North Carolina A&T up to this point in the season. Austin Johnson also leads NC A&T on the glass with 7 RPG as well up to this point in the season. As a team, North Carolina A&T is averaging 72 PPG on 42.4% shooting from the field, 33.5% from three and 71.4% from the foul line this season.
The Norfolk State Spartans will be out to add to their win over Hampton last time out. Joe Bryant Jr. leads the Spartans in scoring with 15.1 PPG along with 3.6 RPG and 3.3 APG while Kris Bankston has 13.3 PPG with a team-high 7.4 RPG to lead the Spartans in rebounding up to this point in the year. Cahiem Brown has 13.2 PPG with 4.7 RPG and Christian Ings has 10.8 PPG with a team-high 4 APG to lead the Spartans in assists up to this point in the year while also rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Norfolk State up to this point in the season. As a team, Norfolk State is averaging 75.3 PPG on 47,5% shooting from the field, 33.2% from three and 67.7% from the foul line this season.
North Carolina A&T is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Norfolk State is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 10-4-2 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a win.
I get the case to be made on either side here, but I’m leaning towards Norfolk State here. Norfolk State has had no problems piling on the board as of late, and I don’t think it’s going to be any different here against the Aggies in this one. It won’t be early, but I’ll side with the Spartans at home here.