Norfolk State Spartans vs. North Carolina Central Eagles MEAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 11, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 8:03 PM

The No. 2 seed Norfolk State Spartans (14-7) are favored by 5.5 points in the MEAC Tournament against the No. 3 seed North Carolina Central Eagles (5-8) on Thursday at Norfolk Scope Arena, tipping off at 8:00 PM ET. The winner takes another step toward an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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Norfolk State vs North Carolina Central Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Norfolk State-5.5-113-110133-113-108-250200

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Point Total Insights

  • In 18 of its 21 games this season (85.7%), Norfolk State and its opponents have gone over the current over/under of 133.
  • 2020-21 North Carolina Central games have had a higher total than Thursday's total on eight of 13 occasions (61.5%).
  • Thursday's over/under is 9.9 points lower than the two team's combined 142.9 points per game average.
  • The 74.9 points per game the Spartans average are only 4.4 more points than the Eagles allow (70.5).
  • The Eagles' 68 points per game are just two fewer points than the 70 the Spartans give up to opponents.
  • Head to Head

    Norfolk State vs North Carolina Central (Last 2 Games)
    DateFavoriteSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
    2/3/2020North Carolina Central-4126.5-192+154Regular Season69-63
    2/16/2019N/AN/AN/AN/AN/ARegular Season75-71

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    Norfolk State Betting Data

  • Strong against the spread this season, the Spartans have covered 10 times in 16 contests.
  • The Spartans have posted a winning record of 3-0 against the spread when the spread is -5.5 or higher.
  • Norfolk State and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 0 of 16 games this season (0%).
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    Norfolk State Leaders

    Spartans Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Devante Carter1215.35.03.30.90.40.3
    Kashaun Hicks117.83.30.50.40.41.6
    Kyonze Chavis117.63.52.11.10.40.8
    Daryl Anderson126.62.30.40.60.11.6
    Tyrese122.91.40.50.40.00.8

    North Carolina Central Betting Data

  • The Eagles have a losing record against the spread, going 2-5 ATS (covering only 28.6% of the time).
  • When they are at least 5.5-point underdogs, the Eagles have a record ATS of 0-1.
  • North Carolina Central and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their games this year -- 1 of 7 (14.3%).
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    North Carolina Central Leaders

    Eagles Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    C.J. Keyser1016.63.51.40.70.51.3
    Deven Palmer109.03.90.20.90.61.4
    Justin Whatley67.24.31.51.00.70.8
    Jordan Perkins105.83.83.71.30.00.1
    Mike Melvin83.51.92.51.00.00.0
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