Betting on today’s Hornets and Spartans game? Catch the action at Echols Hall in Norfolk, VA, as the Spartans hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 135 points, and Norfolk State is favored by -9 vs. Delaware State in a Mid-Eastern conference matchup.
DELAWARE STATE HORNETS VS NORFOLK STATE SPARTANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Delaware State Hornets +9
This game will be played at Echols Hall at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE DELAWARE STATE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Spartans.
- Even though we have Norfolk State winning straight-up, we like Delaware State at +9.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Hornets Pull Off a Road Win?
Delaware State enters this game with a record of 10-11, including a 3-2 mark in Mid-Eastern Conference play. They have lost two straight games, and they are 5-9 when playing as the underdog this season.
On the road, the Hornets are 5-7 this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 road games. For the year, they have been outscored by an average of 7.7 points per game on the road.
As the underdog this season, Delaware State has an ATS record of 9-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hornets have gone 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, Delaware State has an ATS mark of 8-4 this year and they are 3-2 ATS in their last 5 road contests. Overall, the Hornets are 10-9 vs. the spread this season.
Delaware State’s over/under record for the season is 9-10 and today’s line of 135 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (139.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2.
Delaware State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 66 points against North Carolina Central. In that game, they made 4/9 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 48%. Currently leading the team in scoring is Martez Robinson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 16.6. Jevin Muniz also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.
At this time, the Hornets’ defense is positioned 167th in the country, permitting 72.0 points per game. Delaware State’s three-point defense is currently 164th in the country at 7.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Delaware State.
Is a Home Win Possible for the Spartans?
After winning their last game against Morgan State, Norfolk State’s record now sits at 14-8. Their record at home this season is 5-1, and they have won their last four games at home.
So far, the Spartans have been favored in five games this season, and they are a perfect 5-0 in those games. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +9.3 points per game.
As the favorite, Norfolk State has gone just 2-3 against the spread this season and they are 5-5 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Spartans have an ATS record of just 2-4 this year and they are 0-2 vs. the spread in their last 3 home games.
Today’s over/under line of 135 for Norfolk State’s game against Delaware State is lower than the average over/under line of 138.9 in their games this season. Their over/under record is 7-11. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their OU record is 1-2.
Norfolk State is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 83 points versus Morgan State. This output is higher than their season-average of 75.3 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Jamarii Thomas, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 16.9, while Allen Betrand also carries a PPG average of 11.2 into the game.
At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 78th in the country, permitting 67.5 points per game. Norfolk State’s three-point defense is currently 125th in the country at 7.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 34.6% of their shots vs. Norfolk State.