Norfolk State vs NC Central Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/10/23

North Carolina Central Eagles (18-11) vs Norfolk State Spartans (21-10)

Game Info: Friday, March 10, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

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The NC Central Eagles will play the Norfolk State Spartans in the Semifinals of the MEAC Tournament on Friday night at Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.

NC Central Preview

The NC Central Eagles are 18-11 (10-4) this season after they defeated Delaware State by a score fo 89-59 in their last game. NC Central shot 52.5% from the field and made 14 three pointers in the win. The NC Central Eagles are averaging 76 points per game, 65.7 points against per game, 35.9 rebounds per game, and 14.7 assists per game. Justin Wright has led the Eagles this season with 16.2 points per game, 5.1 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. NC Central is shooting 47.3% from the field, 70.1% on free throws, and 35.9% on three pointers this year.

Norfolk State Preview

The Norfolk State Spartans are 21-10 (9-5) this season after they defeated Coppin State by a score of 73-56 in their last game. Norfolk State shot 47.3% from the field and was +11 in rebounding margin in the win. The Norfolk State Spartans are averaging 76.3 points per game, 68.8 points against per game, 35.8 rebounds per game, and 13.1 assists per game. Joe Bryant Jr. has led the Spartans this season with 17.6 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 3.3 assists per game. Norfolk State is shooting 47.8% from the field, 74.1% on free throws, and 34.2% on three pointers this year.

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Norfolk State is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games. The over is 12-3 in Norfolk State’s last 15 games. NC Central is 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games. The under is 10-4 in NC Central’s last 14 games. The favorite is 7-3-1 ATS in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.


NC Central comes into this game on an eight game winning streak, which includes a 76-75 win over Norfolk State. Norfolk State has lost two of their last three games and three of their last five games, but did defeat NC Central by a score fo 77-71 in their first meeting. These two teams have very similar metrics, but I like NC Central to win, especially with how they have played over the last month. 

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David’s Pick NC Central -1

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