Norfolk State vs Coppin State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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The No. 3 seed Norfolk State Spartans (20-10, 9-5 MEAC) square off against the No. 6 seed Coppin State Eagles (9-22, 4-10 MEAC) in the MEAC Tournament Thursday at Norfolk Scope, beginning at 8:30 PM. Both teams will try to get one step closer to earning an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Thursday’s matchup between the Spartans and the Eagles features the Spartans as sizable 10.5-point favorites. The matchup has an over/under of 150.

Norfolk State vs. Coppin State Odds

Point Spread for Norfolk State vs. Coppin State

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Norfolk State as the favorite.

Norfolk State vs. Coppin State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Norfolk State has -613 odds to pick up the win, while Coppin State is listed at +441 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 150 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Arena: Norfolk Scope

Norfolk State vs. Coppin State Betting Trends

Norfolk State has played 25 games, with 13 wins against the spread. The Spartans have come away with 15 wins in the 19 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Norfolk State’s games this year have gone over the total in 17 out of 31 opportunities (54.8%).

In Coppin State’s 31 games this season, it has 11 wins against the spread. The Eagles have gone 6-20 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 23.1% of those games). Coppin State’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 17 times in 31 opportunities (54.8%).

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Norfolk State vs. Coppin State Key Players to Watch

Norfolk State

Kris Bankston paces his squad in rebounds per game (7.1), and also puts up 14.3 points and 1 assists. At the other end, he puts up 1 steal and 1.6 blocked shots. Caheim Brown posts 11.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3 assists per contest. Defensively, he delivers 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocked shots. Dana Tate puts up 9.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Defensively, he puts up 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots.

Coppin State

Nendah Tarke is posting a team-high 5.9 rebounds per contest. And he is producing 12.6 points and 2.1 assists, making 43.3% of his shots from the floor and 33% from beyond the arc, with 1.1 triples per contest. The Eagles get 8.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1 assists per game from Justin Steers. Mike Hood gets the Eagles 9.5 points, 2.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.6 steals and 0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Norfolk State Spartans

Norfolk State has covered seven times in 14 games with a spread in conference play this season. The Spartans rank 69th in the nation with 76.4 points per game so far this season. At the other end, they rank 150th with 69.3 points allowed per game. With 32.9 rebounds per game, Norfolk State is 108th in the nation. It surrenders 28.4 rebounds per contest, which ranks 36th in college basketball.

Norfolk State is sinking 7.1 three-pointers per game (212th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 34.6% shooting percentage (160th-ranked) from downtown. The Spartans are ceding 9.3 treys per game (eighth-worst in college basketball), and they are allowing a 35% three-point percentage (263rd-ranked) to their opponents.

The Spartans have gone 7-3 over their last 10 contests, with a 6-3-1 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Norfolk State has gone over the total eight times. Norfolk State has seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 77.9 points per game in its last 10 outings, 1.5 points more than the 76.4 it has scored this year. The last 10 games have seen Norfolk State concede 0.6 more points per game (69.9) than its season-long average (69.3).

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What you need to know about the Coppin State Eagles

Coppin State and its opponents have combined to go over the point total five out of 14 times this year in MEAC action. In 2022-23, the Eagles are 163rd in the country on offense (72.5 points scored per game) and -4-worst on defense (83.5 points conceded). On the boards, Coppin State is fifth-worst in the nation in rebounds (27.7 per game). It is -4-worst in rebounds conceded (38.7 per game).

Coppin State makes 8.5 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 63rd and 197th, respectively, in college basketball. In 2022-23, the Eagles are 12th-worst in the nation in 3-pointers conceded (9.1 per game) and 198th in defensive 3-point percentage (34.1%).

The Eagles are 3-7 against the spread and 3-7 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Coppin State has gone over the total four times. Coppin State is scoring 70.8 points per game over its previous 10 games, which is 1.7 fewer points than its average for the season (72.5). Over their previous 10 games, the Eagles are giving up 79.1 points per game, compared to their season average of 83.5 points allowed.

Norfolk State vs. Coppin State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Norfolk State, and we predict that Norfolk State will cover the spread (Norfolk State -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 150 points.

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How to bet Norfolk State vs. Coppin State

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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