VCU Rams (4-3) vs Norfolk State Spartans (5-3)
2023-12-01 19:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: VCU Rams -12.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5
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The Norfolk State Spartans and VCU Rams face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at the Siegel Center. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Norfolk State vs VCU prediction.
Norfolk State Sure Looked Good Last Game
Norfolk State has been good heading into this game and in the last game against William & Mary they were sure impressive. Norfolk State’s offense scored 96 points and they ended up winning by 34 points. Jamarii Thomas put up 23 points, nine assists, and five rebounds. Norfolk State on the season is averaging 77 points while their defense is giving up 63.6 points per game. In this game, Norfolk State is going to try and push the pace and really put the pressure on the VCU defense.
VCU Has Been Battle Tested So Far This Season
VCU has played a tough schedule so far this season and that includes games against Iowa State, Boise State, and Penn State. In the last game against the Nittany Lions, VCU’s offense scored 86 points and they ended up winning by 12 points. Alphonzo Billups III put up 23 points. VCU on the season is averaging 69.1 points while their defense is giving up 64.9 points per game. The defense is ranked 70th and they are going to need the defense to step up in a big way. Max Shulga is averaging 16.3 points while shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 40 percent from behind the three-point line.
Norfolk State vs VCU Betting Prediction
Norfolk State’s offense put up 96 points in the last game and even against a good defensive team I expect they are going to find success. Norfolk State’s defense is also overlooked they are giving up only 63.6 points per game. Look for VCU’s offense to have some struggles scoring here and that is going to be the difference here as Norfolk State is going to get the job done. Back Norfolk State against the spread.