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    The Norfolk State Spartans (12-5, 2-0 MEAC) are favored (by 8.5 points) to extend an eight-game home win streak when they host the Howard Bison (8-10, 1-1 MEAC) on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 4:00 PM ET. The over/under for the matchup is 139.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Spartans vs. Bison

    • Game Day: Saturday, January 14, 2023
    • Game Time: 4:00 PM ET
    • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
    • Arena: Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall
    Norfolk State vs Howard Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Norfolk State -8.5 139

    Norfolk State Betting Stats & Information

    • Norfolk State has been listed as the moneyline favorite a total of seven times this season, and it has won all of those games.
    • The Spartans have never played a game this season with moneyline odds of -407 or shorter.
    • The Spartans are 6-6-0 against the spread this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 8.5-point underdogs this year, the Bison are 3-3 against the spread.
    • The average point total in Norfolk State’s games this year is 2.9 more points than the over/under of 139 in this matchup.

    Howard Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Howard has won four out of the 13 games, or 30.8%, in which it has been the underdog.
    • The Bison have not entered a game this season as a bigger underdog on the moneyline than the +315 odds on them winning this game.
    • So far this year, the Bison have compiled a 7-9-0 record against the spread.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 8.5 points or more, the Bison have a 3-3 record against the spread.
    • Howard’s games this season have averaged a total of 143.7 points, 4.7 more than the point total in this matchup.

    Norfolk State vs. Howard Season Stat Comparison

    Norfolk State Rank Norfolk State AVG Howard AVG Howard Rank
    140th 74.2 Points Scored 70.2 218th
    141st 67.7 Points Allowed 73.6 289th
    184th 32.2 Rebounds 29.9 288th
    173rd 8.9 Off. Rebounds 8.5 205th
    167th 7.6 3pt Made 6.8 252nd
    109th 14.4 Assists 13.2 197th
    124th 11.8 Turnovers 16.1 361st

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Norfolk State Spartans Leaders

    • Joe Bryant Jr. leads the Spartans in points and assists per game, scoring 16.5 points and distributing 3.9 assists.
    • Kris Bankston is Norfolk State’s best rebounder, grabbing an average of 6.9 boards in each contest while scoring 13.3 points per game.
    • The Spartans get the most three-point shooting production out of Bryant, who makes 2.2 threes per game.

    Howard Bison Leaders

    • Elijah Hawkins’ points (13.1 per game) and assists (4.6 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Bison’s leaderboards.
    • William Settle is at the top of the Howard rebounding leaderboard with 6.3 rebounds per game. He also scores 11.6 points and adds 1.4 assists per game.
    • Jordan Wood is reliable from distance and leads the Bison with 1.9 made threes per game.

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