Norfolk State Spartans at Howard Bison ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Norfolk State Spartans (6-11, 2-0 MEAC) will be at Burr Arena to go head-to-head against the Howard Bison (2-14, 0-2 MEAC) in a MEAC matchup. The game starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Norfolk State Spartans at Howard Bison ATS Odds

In their last game, the Bison lost big to the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 102-73, while the Spartans easily got past the Coppin State Eagles, 82-59.

The Spartans held the Eagles to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.7 (below their season average of 23.4) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.582 (above their season average of 0.476). Howard, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (18.4 vs. 18.7). Howard rallied around Wayne Bristol Jr., who had 25 points. Meanwhile, Spirit Ricks played a pivotal role for Norfolk State with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Spartans held the advantage in this series last year, emerging victorious in two out of three contests. In the most recent matchup, Norfolk State won 75-69. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Norfolk State’s largest strengths. They had 29 free throw attempts, while Howard had 15. This is the first time these teams will meet this year.

Norfolk State Spartans at Howard Bison Free Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Norfolk State, ATS Winner – Norfolk State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Norfolk State averages 36.5 rebounds per game, which ranks 128th in the NCAA. Howard ranks 244th in rebounds allowed per game (40.2).
  • The Spartans rank 42nd in steals allowed per game (5.5) while the Bison rank 60th (5.8).
  • The Spartans rank 146th in assists per game (12.9) while the Bison rank 244th in assists allowed per game (19.6).
  • Norfolk State averages 22.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 117th in the nation. Howard ranks 190th in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Spartans have scored an average of 70.6 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (0.9 above their season average).
  • The Bison’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.4, down from 14.3 for the season.