Planning on watching today's Spartans and Eagles game? Catch the action at Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, MD, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. Norfolk State come into this Mid-Eastern conference matchup as the -10.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 131.5 points.

NORFOLK STATE SPARTANS VS COPPIN STATE EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Coppin State Eagles +10.5

This game will be played at Physical Education Complex at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE COPPIN STATE EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Coppin State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 131.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Does Norfolk State Stand a Chance on the Road?

After winning their last game against North Carolina Central by a score of 80-74, Norfolk State enters this game with a record of 17-9. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 4-6 on the road and are 5-8 on the season.

As the favorite, Norfolk State has a record of 6-1, and they have gone 6-1 in their last seven games. So far this season, they have gone 5-8 on the road, compared to 6-1 at home.

When looking at Norfolk State's ATS record this season, they are just 9-11. However, they have gone 2-5 vs. the spread as the favorite. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Spartans are just 3-7.

Today's over/under line of 131.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Norfolk State's games this year (138.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

Norfolk State finished with 80 points in their game against North Carolina Central. This total surpasses their season-average of 74.3 points per game. The top scorer for the Spartans was Jamarii Thomas with 28 points, while Allen Betrand also chipped in with 16 points.

So far this season, the Norfolk State defense has been performing well, ranking 68th in the country at 67.7 points allowed per contest. In today's game vs. Coppin State, the Norfolk State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Norfolk State made 28 free-throws vs. the Spartans.

Will the Eagles Win at Physical Education Complex?

Despite being 2-21 on the season, Coppin State has been better at home, going 2-5 compared to 0-14 on the road. They have lost three straight games at home and are 2-8 in their last 10. For the season, they have been outscored by an average of 4.3 points per game at home.

As the underdog, the Eagles are 2-19 this season and have lost five straight games overall. Their last game was a 75-67 loss to Maryland Eastern Shore.

As the underdog this season, Coppin State has gone 10-11 against the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles have an ATS mark of 5-5. At home, Coppin State is just 3-4 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 0-3 ATS in their last 3 home games.

Today's over/under line of 131.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Coppin State's games this season (133.5). On the year, the over/under record for the Eagles is 8-13. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 134 points.

The Coppin State offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against Maryland Eastern Shore. They posted a field goal percentage of 51% and connected on 7 threes. For the season, the Coppin State offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 305th in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 37%.

In terms of defense, Coppin State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, the Hawks finished with a field goal percentage of 43% and a total of 75 points vs. Coppin State.