Norfolk State Spartans (2-1) vs. UCLA Bruins (2-0)
November 14, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: UCLA Bruins -20.5 / Norfolk State Spartans +20.5; Over/Under: +141.5
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The Norfolk State Spartans and the UCLA Bruins meet in college basketball action from Pauley Pavilion on Monday night.
The Norfolk State Spartans will be looking to rebound from an 87-70 loss to Baylor last time out. Joe Bryant Jr. led the Spartans with 24 points on 9 of 17 shooting with 4 threes and a team-high 6 rebounds while Christian Ings added 15 points on 6 of 8 shooting with a team-high 4 assists. Kris Bankston added 10 points to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Norfolk State in the win while Chris Ford and Dana Tate Jr. each had 5 rebounds.
The UCLA Bruins will hope to build on a 93-69 win over Long Beach State last time out. Tyger Campbell led the way with 18 points on 7 of 14 shooting with a pair of threes while Jaylen Clark chipped in 16 points on 6 of 12 shooting with 7 rebounds, a team-high 5 assists and 4 steals. Amari Bailey and David Singleton each had 14 points with Bailey shooting 7 of 15 from the field with 5 rebounds while Singleton had a team-high 9 rebounds. Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 12 poitns with 8 rebounds to round out the scoring in double figures for UCLA in the win while Adam Bona added 8 points to match his 8 rebounds.
Norfolk State is 13-4 ATS in their last 17 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games following a loss. UCLA is 11-3-1 ATS in their last 15 home games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 7-3 in their last 10 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, as both teams had solid showings in their respective last games. However, UCLA is the far more trustworthy offensive unit, and I just don’t know if the Spartans can get enough stops to keep this game within the number. Not a game I’m rushing to the window to bet, but I’d side with UCLA laying the points here.