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North Carolina Central vs Norfolk State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/27/23

Norfolk State Spartans (20-8) vs. North Carolina Central Eagles (14-11)
February 27, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -1.5 / Norfolk State Spartans +1.5; Over/Under: +140.5
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The Norfolk State Spartans and the NC Central Eagles meet in college basketball action from the McDougald-McLendon Arena on Monday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


NC Central is listed as a 1.5-point home favorite with the total for this game set at 140.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Norfolk State’s 77-71 win over NC Central back on January 30th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for Norfolk State in this head-to-head matchup.


Norfolk State is 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a. winning record while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 road games. NC Central is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall.


I’m leaning towards NC Central here. This should be an awesome matchup between two of the better teams in the MEAC, but this has also been a matchup series dominated by the home team, with the home team winning 5 straight and 8 of the last 9 meetings between the two. I think NC Central has more to lose here with a loss bouncing them from the MEAC regular season title picture while Norfolk State’s already at the top of the mountain looking down. Give me the Eagles here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: NC Central -1.5

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