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Norfolk State vs Howard Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - MEAC Tournament

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Norfolk State vs Howard Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - MEAC Tournament

The No. 1 seed Norfolk State Spartans (22-10, 11-3 MEAC) face off against the No. 4 seed Howard Bison (16-16, 9-5 MEAC) in the MEAC tournament Friday at Norfolk Scope, starting at 6:00 PM ET. Both teams will try to get one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament.

Before you place your bet on this matchup at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Norfolk State vs. Howard Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Friday, March 15, 2024
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Arena: Norfolk Scope

Norfolk State vs. Howard Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Norfolk State win (70.1%)

Norfolk State is a 3.5-point favorite against Howard on Friday and the total is set at 138.5 points. Here's a few betting trends and insights to help you make an informed wager on the contest.

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Norfolk State vs. Howard: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Norfolk State has compiled a 12-16-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Howard is 11-19-0 ATS this year.
  • When the spread is set as 3.5 or more this season, Norfolk State (5-9) covers a higher percentage of those games when it is the favorite (35.7%) than Howard (3-7) does as the underdog (30%).
  • When playing at home, the Spartans own a worse record against the spread (3-6-0) compared to their ATS record in away games (6-8-0).
  • Against the spread, the Bison have been better at home (5-6-0) than away (5-10-0).
  • Norfolk State has five wins against the spread in 15 conference games this year.
  • Howard's MEAC record against the spread is 5-10-0.

Norfolk State vs. Howard: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Norfolk State has won in 13, or 81.2%, of the 16 contests it has been named as the moneyline favorite in this year.
  • The Spartans have a mark of 13-2 in contests where bookmakers favor them by -170 or better on the moneyline.
  • Howard has won three of the 16 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (18.8%).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +140 or longer, the Bison have gone 2-10 (16.7%).
  • Norfolk State has an implied victory probability of 63% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.

Norfolk State vs. Howard Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Norfolk State averages 74.3 points per game (158th in college basketball) while giving up 67.2 per contest (49th in college basketball). It has a +227 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 7.1 points per game.
  • Jamarii Thomas ranks 115th in college basketball with a team-leading 17.2 points per game.
  • Howard puts up 75.2 points per game (130th in college basketball) while giving up 74.6 per outing (263rd in college basketball). It has a +17 scoring differential.
  • Bryce Harris' 16.6 points per game paces Howard and ranks 150th in the nation.
  • The Spartans rank 207th in the country at 34.8 rebounds per game. That's 1.6 more than the 33.2 their opponents average.
  • Jaylani Darden leads the Spartans with five rebounds per game (590th in college basketball action).
  • The Bison are 133rd in the nation at 36 rebounds per game. That's 3.3 more than the 32.7 their opponents average.
  • Harris paces the Bison with 7.7 rebounds per game (111th in college basketball).
  • Norfolk State's 96.4 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 151st in college basketball, and the 87.2 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 37th in college basketball.
  • The Bison rank 184th in college basketball with 94.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 215th defensively with 94 points conceded per 100 possessions.

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