Norfolk State vs Delaware State Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Delaware State (12-15) vs Norfolk State (19-9)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Hall)

Betting Odds: Delaware State Hornets +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Norfolk State Spartans and the Delaware State Hornets meet Saturday in college basketball action from Memorial Hall Dover. Norfolk State is 19-9 and coming off a win over Morgan State on Monday. As for Delaware State, they’re 12-15 so far following a loss to NC Central. Let’s get into our Norfolk State vs. Delaware State prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

Norfolk State Spartans

The Spartans got off to a rough 10-8 start this year. The next five were wins over Virginia-Lynchburg, Howard, Coppin State, Morgan State and Delaware State, though. After a loss to MD-Eastern Shore, Norfolk State has since beaten South Carolina State, NC Central, Coppin State and Morgan State.

In their Morgan State matchup on Monday, the Spartans held a two-point edge going into the second half. Norfolk State posted a 35-34 run the rest of the way and won 85-82 in the end. Jamarii Thomas put up 20 points with five rebounds and four assists in the winning effort.

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Delaware State Hornets

Over on the Hornets’ side, they managed a 10-9 run at the beginning of the season. Delaware State lost to South Carolina State, NC Central, Norfolk State and Howard in their next four. Following wins over Coppin State and Morgan State, the Hornets have lost to South Carolina State and NC Central.

On Monday matched up against NC Central, the Hornets were down 40-38 in the locker room. Delaware State was outscored 53-43 the rest of the way and ended up losing 93-81. Martaz Robinson was tops on 27 points with eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in the defeat.


I’ll stick with Norfolk State. The Spartans had a bit of a close call versus Morgan State in their last outing, however everything worked out well. Norfolk State shot 51.6 percent from the field in that one and had 23 points off 14 Bears turnovers. The 35-27 rebounding deficit didn’t help, though. Still, it’s been a nice 9-1 run over the last 10 games for the Spartans.

Norfolk State had some issues the last time these teams met up, eking out a 65-64 home win on February 3. The Spartans shot just 40.4 percent from the field in that one with a tepid 10 assists but still managed to power out the victory. The road rematch may be tricky, but Norfolk State should be in control if all goes well.

Andrew’s Pick Norfolk State Spartans -2.5

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