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Norfolk State vs UCLA Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 14 (Bruins Too Much For Spartans)

Devon Platana
Norfolk State vs. UCLA prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
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Norfolk State vs UCLA Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Norfolk State Spartans (2-1, 0-1 Away) vs. No. 8 UCLA Bruins (2-0, 2-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Nov. 14, 2022
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: Pauley Pavilion — Los Angeles, CA
Coverage: Pac-12

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Monday, Nov. 14 with another slate of games, including a meeting between the Norfolk State Spartans and No. 8 UCLA Bruins. After a 2-0 start to the year, Norfolk State lost its last outing, 87-70, to No. 5 Baylor on Friday.

Meanwhile, UCLA has yet to taste defeat this fall. The Bruins improved to 2-0 after their recent 93-69 victory over Long Beach State, highlighted by four different UCLA players finishing with at least 14 points.

Norfolk State vs UCLA Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: NORF: (+1400) | UCLA: (-4000)
Spread: NORF: +21.5 (-115) | UCLA: -21.5 (-105)
Total: 142.5 —Over: (-106) | Under: (-114)

UCLA enters this contest as the major favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 142.5 points, which is about average compared to Monday's projected totals.

Norfolk State vs UCLA Prediction & Pick

Norfolk State has looked solid this season... by Mid-Eastern standards. The Spartans proved against Baylor that they aren't ready to handle Pac-12 schools — especially those that are ranked. Norfolk State never led by more than a single point in its loss, further showing the skill gap.

The Bruins are also a perfect 7-0 straight up in their last seven games against Mid-Eastern teams. Furthermore, the Pauley Pavilion has been a tough place to visit for opposing teams as UCLA has won 10 straight home games, including each of the first two this season by a combined score of 169 to 119.

UCLA is a top-10 program for a reason and I don't expect it to break much of a sweat against Norfolk State.

Final Score Prediction: UCLA: 86 | Norfolk State: 67

Norfolk State vs UCLA Betting Trends

- Norfolk State is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- UCLA is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games.
- The total has hit the over in each of Norfolk State's last six road games.
- The total has hit the under in four of UCLA's last five games played in November.

Norfolk State vs UCLA Best Bet

Even though I project that UCLA will win without much issue, covering the 21.5-point spread could be tough. While the Bruins' two wins have both come by 24 or more points, Norfolk State has covered the spread in five of its last seven games and "only" lost by 17 points to Baylor, who's ranked higher than UCLA.

Erring on the side of cation, go with Norfolk State at +21.5 on the spread.

Bet: Norfolk State +21.5 (-115)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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