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    The No. 3 seed Norfolk State Spartans (22-10, 9-5 MEAC) are 2-point favorites to claim the MEAC championship and a guaranteed spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket when they face off with the No. 1 Howard Bison (21-12, 11-3 MEAC) on Saturday at 1:00 PM, live on ESPN2.

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    How do I watch Spartans vs. Bison?

    • Game Day: Saturday, March 11, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
    • Arena: Norfolk Scope

    Betting Lines for Spartans vs. Bison

    Norfolk State vs Howard Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Norfolk State -2 142

    Norfolk State Betting Stats & Information

    • Norfolk State has compiled a 17-4 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 81% of those games).
    • The Spartans have a 15-3 record (winning 83.3% of their games) when they have played as a moneyline favorite of -132 or shorter.
    • The Spartans have a 15-11-1 record against the spread this season.
    • The Bison are 8-6 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this season.
    • The average over/under Norfolk State has had in its games this season is 2.9 more points than this particular game’s point total.

    Howard Betting Stats & Info

    • Howard has won six, or 37.5%, of the 16 games it has played as underdogs this season.
    • The Bison are 5-8 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +111 or more on the moneyline.
    • The Bison have a 17-13-0 record against the spread this year.
    • The Bison are 8-6 against the spread when an underdog by 2 points or more this season.
    • The average point total for Howard this season is six points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Norfolk State vs. Howard Season Stat Comparison

    Norfolk State Rank Norfolk State AVG Howard AVG Howard Rank
    72nd 76.2 Points Scored 75.8 81st
    138th 68.7 Points Allowed 72.2 246th
    88th 33.3 Rebounds 32.5 129th
    89th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 10 54th
    230th 6.9 3pt Made 8.1 93rd
    181st 13 Assists 15 52nd
    256th 12.6 Turnovers 15.8 362nd

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Norfolk State Spartans Leaders

    • Joe Bryant Jr. leads the Spartans in points and assists per game, scoring 17.7 points and distributing 3.2 assists.
    • Kris Bankston leads Norfolk State in rebounding, grabbing 7.3 boards per game while also scoring 14.5 points a contest.
    • Bryant makes more threes per game than any other member of the Spartans, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.2 per contest.

    Howard Bison Leaders

    • Elijah Hawkins’ points (13.1 per game) and assists (5.9 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Bison’s leaderboards.
    • William Settle’s stat line of 5.9 rebounds, 11.1 points and 1.2 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Howard rebounding leaderboard.
    • Marcus Dockery is consistent from three-point range and leads the Bison with 2.2 made threes per game.
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