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    The No. 3 seed Norfolk State Spartans (21-10, 9-5 MEAC) are favored by one point in the MEAC Tournament over the No. 2 seed North Carolina Central Eagles (18-11, 10-4 MEAC). The teams will hit the court Friday at 8:30 PM live on ESPN+, with the winner moving closer to a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Spartans vs. Eagles?

    • Game Day: Friday, March 10, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
    • Arena: Norfolk Scope

    Betting Lines for Spartans vs. Eagles

    Norfolk State vs North Carolina Central Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Norfolk State -1 136.5

    Norfolk State Betting Stats & Information

    • Norfolk State has gone 16-4 in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 80%).
    • The Spartans have a record of 16-4 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -118 or shorter (80% win percentage).
    • So far this season, the Spartans have compiled a 14-11-1 record against the spread.
    • The Eagles have an 8-4 record against the spread this season when an underdog by 1 point or more.
    • The average over/under Norfolk State has had in its games this season is 8.6 more points than this particular game’s point total.

    North Carolina Central Betting Stats & Info

    • North Carolina Central has entered the game as underdogs 11 times this season and won twice.
    • The Eagles have a record of 2-9 in games where sportsbooks have them as underdogs of at least -102 on the moneyline.
    • The Eagles have a 15-8-2 record against the spread this year.
    • The Eagles are 8-4 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this year.
    • The average total for North Carolina Central’s games this season is 5.2 more points than the point total of 136.5 for this outing.

    Norfolk State vs. North Carolina Central Season Stat Comparison

    Norfolk State Rank Norfolk State AVG North Carolina Central AVG North Carolina Central Rank
    70th 76.3 Points Scored 76 78th
    141st 68.8 Points Allowed 65.7 58th
    98th 33.1 Rebounds 32.7 118th
    88th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 9.2 108th
    222nd 7 3pt Made 7.3 194th
    172nd 13.1 Assists 14.7 70th
    245th 12.5 Turnovers 14.8 349th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Norfolk State Spartans Leaders

    • Joe Bryant Jr. leads the Spartans in points and assists per game, scoring 17.6 points and distributing 3.3 assists.
    • Norfolk State’s best rebounder is Kris Bankston, who averages 7.2 boards per game in addition to his 14.3 PPG average.
    • Bryant leads the Spartans in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.3 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    North Carolina Central Eagles Leaders

    • Justin Wright is at the top of the Eagles scoring leaderboard with 16.2 points per game. He also collects 5.1 rebounds and averages 2.1 assists per game.
    • The North Carolina Central leaders in rebounding and assists are Brendan Medley-Bacon with 5.6 rebounds per game (he also adds 12.1 points and 0.8 assists per game) and Eric Boone with 5.3 assists per game (he also tacks on 7.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game).
    • Kris Monroe is consistent from distance and leads the Eagles with 1.5 made threes per game.
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