Norfolk State vs. Delaware State - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Norfolk State vs. Delaware State - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Norfolk State Spartans (14-15) at Delaware State Hornets (4-24)

College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Memorial Hall)

The Line: Delaware State Hornets +9.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Norfolk State Spartans (14-15, 10-4 CONF) and the Delaware State Hornets (4-24, 3-11 CONF) will meet on Monday, March 2nd for a MEAC conference matchup at the Memorial Hall in Dover, DE. The game will be played at 7:30 PM eastern time. 

Norfolk State is coming off an 89-59 home win over Howard in their last game. Norfolk State snapped a two-game losing streak with that win, as they are right in the mix at the top of the MEAC standings. Delaware State is coming off an 84-63 road win over UMES in their last game. That win snapped a seven-game losing streak for Delaware State, who has struggled all season long. 

Norfolk State scores 70.3 points per game on 41.3 percent field goal shooting this season. Norfolk State’s leading scorer is G Jermaine Bishop, who scores 15.1 points per game. The leading rebounder for Norfolk State is G Devante Carter, who earns 5.5 rebounds per game. Norfolk State allows 64.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +5.6 scoring differential so far this season. Norfolk State also earns 37.2 rebounds, 13.0 assists, 2.1 blocks, and 7.9 steals per game as a team. 

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Delaware State scores 72.6 points per game on 41.2 percent field goal shooting this season. Delaware State’s leading scorer is G John Crosby, who scores 19.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for Delaware State is F Ameer Bennett, who earns 5.9 rebounds per game. Delaware State allows 83.3 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -10.7 scoring differential so far this season. Delaware State also earns 34.9 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 2.1 blocks, and 7.1 steals per game as a team. 

Norfolk State is 13-11 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Norfolk State is also 6-8 against the spread on the road so far this season. Delaware State is 12-14 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Delaware State is also 7-5 against the spread at home so far this season.

I will take Norfolk State in this matchup because they have more to play for when it comes to seeding in the MEAC Tournament. Also, Norfolk State won by 20+ in the first meeting between these teams, therefore, I see more of the same. Norfolk State -9.5 is the play for me. 

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