Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Spartans versus the Hornets? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Memorial Hall (DE) in Dover, DE. Norfolk State come into this Mid-Eastern conference matchup as the -2.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 138 points.

NORFOLK STATE SPARTANS VS DELAWARE STATE HORNETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Delaware State Hornets +2.5

This game will be played at Memorial Hall (DE) at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE DELAWARE STATE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hornets.
  • Not only will Delaware State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Norfolk State Grab a Win on the Road?

After winning their last game against Morgan State by a score of 85-82, Norfolk State has won four consecutive games. They are 19-9 overall and 8-2 in Mid-Eastern action. On the road, the Spartans have gone 7-8 this season.

For the year, Norfolk State has been favored in 10 games, going 9-1 in those contests. With a record of 7-1 at home, the Spartans have an average scoring margin of +8.2 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Norfolk State has struggled vs. the spread, going just 2-8 in those games. Their ATS mark overall is 9-14. On the road, the Spartans are 7-8 vs. the spread, but they have gone just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-3 in their last 3.

Today’s over/under line of 138 is right in line with the average over/under line in Norfolk State games this year (138.5). So far, the over/under record in their games is 11-12. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and in their last five games, the over/under record is 4-1.

In their latest game, Norfolk State’s offense looked good, scoring 85 points against Morgan State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.6% and made 14/18 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Jamarii Thomas with 20 points. Allen Betrand also added 18 points for the Spartans.

The Spartans’ defense is presently ranked 74th nationally, allowing an average of 68.1 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Delaware State, the Norfolk State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Norfolk State made 26 free-throws vs. the Spartans.

Does Delaware State Have What it Takes at Home?

Delaware State will enter this game as the underdog, as they are 5-11 in games they have been the underdog this season. They are 12-15 overall and have lost two straight games. At home this season, the Hornets are 4-7, and their average scoring margin at home is -0.7 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, Delaware State is 4-6.

Coming into this game, Delaware State has an average scoring margin of -6.3 points per game on the road. They have gone 6-7 on the road this season, and they are currently on a two-game road winning streak. Overall, they have gone 5-5 in Mid-Eastern Conference play, and they are 7-10 in non-conference games.

Delaware State has struggled against the spread this season, going just 12-12. At home, they have an ATS mark of just 3-8. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hornets are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Delaware State’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-13, and their games have had an average of 140.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the season average OU line of 139.3. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, and their OU record over the last 10 games is 3-6.

Delaware State’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 81 points vs. North Carolina Central. Overall, they hit 49.2% of their shots from the field and went 10/16 from the free-throw line. The team’s scoring leader is Martez Robinson, who holds an average of 16.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jevin Muniz is averaging 14.6 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Delaware State defense is giving up an average of 71.4 points per contest. The Delaware State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 93 points and allowed North Carolina Central to connect on 11 threes.