Coppin State at Norfolk State - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Coppin State (11-20) at Norfolk State(16-15)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: Norfolk State -6.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5
The Coppin State Eagles (11-20, CONF 7-9) and Norfolk State Spartans (16-15, CONF 12-4) face off in the MEAC tournament at the Norfolk Scope. Norfolk State has won the last ten games over Coppin State and they have covered the spread in the last four games.
Coppin State haven’t had a lot of success this season, but they are getting hot at the right tiem winning each of the last three games. Coppin State also was able to cover the spread in each of the games, including one of the games where they were underdog.
Over the last five games the Eagles are averaging 71.8 points per game while the defense is giving up 72.2 points. On the season Coppin State is shooting only 28.1 percent from deep, and the three point shooting is going to be important in this game.
Coppin State is led by Kamar McKnight who is averaging 15.1 points while shooting 37.6 percent from the field. In each of the last three games, McKnight has hit at least two shots from deep for the Eagles.
Norfolk State has 16 wins on the season with 12 of those coming during conference play. Norfolk State comes into this game having won three games in a row and six of the last ten games. Over the last five games, Norfolk State is averaging 70.8 points per game while shooting 67.6 points per game.
Norfolk State is led by Jermaine Bishop who is averaging 15.6 points while shooting 40.5 percent from the field. Each of the last three games, Bishop has scored at least 21 points and they need a big game from him in this one.
Guard Joe Bryant Jr has also been good for Norfolk State and in the last game he put up 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists in 38 minutes.
Norfolk State is the better team and they are going to have no issue running up the score and winning this game. Look for Coppin State to finish with 65 points or less and that will allow Norfolk State to cover the spread.