Norfolk State vs. Coppin State - 2/17/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Coppin State Eagles (8-19) at Norfolk State Spartans (12-13)
College Basketball: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Echols Hall)
The Line: Norfolk State Spartans -8.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Coppin State Eagles will travel to Echols Hall to take on the Norfolk State Spartans this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Coppin State Eagles dropped to 8-19 (4-8 MEAC) on the season after being defeated by the South Carolina State Bulldogs, 70-66, this past Saturday. Coppin State struggled defensively against South Carolina State and couldn’t fight all the way back after going into halftime trailing by a 37-27 margin. Coppin State shot 42.9% from the field while allowing South Carolina State to shoot 45.3% from the field and 75.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Eagles was Andrew Robinson who had 18 points and 7 rebounds.
On the season, Coppin State is averaging 67.3 ppg on 39.2% shooting from the field. The Eagles are averaging 7.9 three-pointers per game on 27.5% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Coppin State has been led by Koby Thomas (12.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.2 spg), Andrew Robinson (12.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg), and Dejuan Clayton (12.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.7 spg).
Defensively, Coppin State is allowing their opponents to average 74.3 ppg on 42.2% shooting from the field. The Eagles have a rebound margin of -3.1 and a turnover margin of 0.0.
The Norfolk State Spartans improved to 12-13 (8-2 MEAC) on the season after defeating the Morgan State Bears, 62-57, this past Saturday night. Norfolk State was outstanding defensively against the Bears and was able to hold off a late charge by Morgan State after the Spartans took a 51-36 lead with 6:33 left in regulation. Norfolk State shot just 33.3% from the field, however, held Morgan State to just 35.6% shooting from the field and 20.0% from beyond the arc.
On the season, Norfolk State is averaging 70.1 ppg on 42.4% shooting from the field. The Spartans are averaging 7.7 three-pointers per game on 33.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Norfolk State has been led by Jermaine Bishop (14.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.2 apg), Joe Bryant Jr. (12.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Steven Whitley (10.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.4 spg).
Defensively, Norfolk State is holding their opponents to an average of 64.6 ppg on 40.1% shooting from the field. The Spartans have a rebound margin of 2.1 and a turnover margin of 1.8.
The Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games and have lost their last 10 games against Norfolk State. The Spartans are 3-0 ATS in their last three game agianst Coppin State and 12-9 ATS on the season.
Coppin State comes into this match-up ranked 287th in scoring offense, 341st in FG%, and 292nd in scoring defense.
Norfolk State has been led by their defense which comes into this match-up ranked 57th in scoring defense, 49th in defensive FG%, and 72nd in turnover margin.
Norfolk State has dominated this series as of late and as I think their defense will have no problems shutting down the Coppin State offense on their home court, I think the Spartans win this one by double-digits and cover this spread. Good Luck!