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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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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Norfolk State -5.5 -113 -110 133 -113 -108 -250 200

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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)
    Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
    2/3/2020 North Carolina Central -4 126.5 -192 +154 Regular Season 69-63
    2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-71

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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
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Devante Carter 12 15.3 5.0 3.3 0.9 0.4 0.3
    Kashaun Hicks 11 7.8 3.3 0.5 0.4 0.4 1.6
    Kyonze Chavis 11 7.6 3.5 2.1 1.1 0.4 0.8
    Daryl Anderson 12 6.6 2.3 0.4 0.6 0.1 1.6
    Tyrese 12 2.9 1.4 0.5 0.4 0.0 0.8

    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
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    C.J. Keyser 10 16.6 3.5 1.4 0.7 0.5 1.3
    Deven Palmer 10 9.0 3.9 0.2 0.9 0.6 1.4
    Justin Whatley 6 7.2 4.3 1.5 1.0 0.7 0.8
    Jordan Perkins 10 5.8 3.8 3.7 1.3 0.0 0.1
    Mike Melvin 8 3.5 1.9 2.5 1.0 0.0 0.0
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