Planning on watching today’s Spartans and Hawks game? Catch the action at Hytche Athletic Center in Princess Anne, MD, as the Hawks hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on DSN. Norfolk State is favored by -8.5 in this Mid-Eastern conference contest against Maryland Eastern Shore. The game’s over/under currently sits at 130 points.
NORFOLK STATE SPARTANS VS MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE HAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks +8.5
This game will be played at Hytche Athletic Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, February 5th.
WHY BET THE MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hawks.
- Not only will Maryland Eastern Shore pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 130 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will the Spartans Win on the Road?
Through 23 games, Norfolk State has a record of 15-8. They have won three straight games and have a record of 4-1 in Mid-Eastern Conference play. Overall, they have gone 11-7 in non-conference games.
On the road, the Spartans are 5-7 this season, and their average scoring margin is -5.5. In their last 10 games away from home, they have gone 4-6. So far, they have been the favorite in five games this year and have won all five.
When looking at Norfolk State’s ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at .500 with a mark of 9-9. On the road, they have gone 7-5 vs. the spread, and over their last 10 road games, the Spartans are 6-4. As the favorite, Norfolk State has gone 2-3 vs. the spread this year.
Today’s over/under line of 130 for the Norfolk State game against Maryland Eastern Shore is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (138.9). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 137 points.
The Norfolk State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 83 points vs. Morgan State. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Spartans have a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, putting them 213rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 255th in percentage and 292nd in three-pointers made.
In the current season, the Norfolk State defense has excelled, sitting 67th in the nation by allowing 67.3 points per game. In their most recent game, the Norfolk State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Morgan State knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 73 points.
Are the Hawks Ready for a Home Win?
After losing their last game to South Carolina State by a score of 63-53, Maryland Eastern Shore is 5-14 overall and 1-5 in Mid-Eastern Conference action. They are currently on a five-game losing streak.
At home this season, the Hawks are 2-3, and their average scoring margin is -6.6 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, they have a record of 6-4.
When looking at Maryland Eastern Shore’s ATS record this season, they have gone 6-10. As the underdog, the Hawks are 6-8 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 1-4.
Today’s over/under line of 130 is lower than the average over/under line in Maryland Eastern Shore’s games this season (139.4). So far, their over/under record is 6-10. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 123 points, and their last three over/under record is 0-2.
In their latest game, Maryland Eastern Shore offense put up 53 points against South Carolina State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 34% and made 5 threes. Leading Maryland Eastern Shore in scoring vs. South Carolina State was Devon Ellis with his 13 points. Dionte Johnson also added 8 points for the Hawks.
Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 154th rank in the nation, allowing 71.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. South Carolina State, the Bulldogs finished with a field goal percentage of 34% and a total of 63 points vs. Maryland Eastern Shore.