Coppin State vs Norfolk State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Norfolk State Spartans (20-10) vs Coppin State Eagles (9-22)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

Betting Odds: Norfolk State Spartans -10.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Coppin State Eagles and Norfolk State Spartans face off on Thursday in the MEAC Tournament in a college basketball showdown at the Norfolk Scope. When these two teams faced off on February 20th it was Coppin State that secured the 69-62 victory. 

Coppin State Betting Preview

Coppin State comes into this game with a 9-22 record overall and they have gone 11-19-1 against the spread. In the last game against Morgan State, Coppin State scored 77 points against Morgan State and that was enough to secure the 12 point victory. Nendah Tarke finished with 18 points, five rebounds, and three assists. Coppin State is averaging 72.5 points while their defense is giving up 83.5 points per game. Sam Sessoms is averaging 20.7 points while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. 

Norfolk State Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Norfolk State who sits with a 20-10 record overall and they have gone 12-11-3 against the spread. In the last game against Howard, Norfolk State gave up 87 points and that led to the 20 point defeat. Norfolk State has lost two games in a row. Norfolk State is averaging 76.4 points while their defense is giving up 69.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 71st, and they need the offense to run up the score here. Joe Bryant Jr is having a strong season averaging 17.3 points while shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Coppin State vs Norfolk State Trends

Coppin State is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games played on Thursday. The over is 5-0 in Norfolk State’s last five games following an against the spread loss. The under is 4-0 in Coppin State’s last four games following a straight up win. The over is 13-3 in Norfolk State’s last 16 games overall. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Coppin State is giving up 83.5 points and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. Norfolk State is averaging 76.4 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Coppin State doesn’t have the offense to keep up with as bad as the defense is, and Norfolk State is going to get the job done. Back Norfolk State against the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Norfolk State -10.5

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