Check out our free Norfolk State vs Morgan State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Baltimore. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Norfolk State vs Morgan State Pick & Preview: Monday, January 23rd Betting Odds

Spartans vs Bears Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Norfolk State Spartans at Morgan State Bears
  • Where: Baltimore at Hill Field House
  • Date: Monday, January 23rd
  • Betting Odds: Norfolk State -3.5, NORFST -175 | MORGST +139 O/U 143.5

Spartans Preview:

Norfolk State heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-6. So far, the Spartans have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 4-5. This season, Norfolk State has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 9-1. For today’s contest, Norfolk State has a betting line set -3.5 points in their favor.

Norfolk State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Joe Bryant Jr. who is averaging 16.84 points per game for the Spartans. Jr. is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Spartans’ offensive game plan is the play of Kris Bankston who has hit 72.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.72 points per game.

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On offense, Norfolk State is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 75.1 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 19 games, they have only hit 34.8% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 35.5% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Bears Preview:

Morgan State heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-9. So far this season, Morgan State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-1. For the season, Morgan State has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 2-9. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +3.5 point underdogs.

Morgan State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isaiah Burke who is averaging 20.05 points per game for the Bears. Burke is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Malik Miller who has hit 50.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 17.58 points per game.

Morgan State heads into the game averaging 75.4 points per game, which places them 75th in the NCAA. Key to their game plan is playing

Free Spread Prediction: Norfolk State Spartans -3.5

Leading into this matchup, the Norfolk State Spartans are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -3.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Spartans’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Norfolk State has a field goal percentage of 46.5, good for 68th in college basketball. Although Norfolk State hasn’t been excellent vs the spread on the road of late, 4-5-1, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -3.5.

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