Norfolk State vs North Carolina Central: MEAC Tournament Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 11, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 11, 2021

The No. 2 seed Norfolk State Spartans (14-7) are  favorites in the MEAC Tournament quarterfinals over the No. 3 seed North Carolina Central Eagles (5-8) on Thursday at Norfolk Scope Arena. The game tips off at 8:00 PM ET, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 11, 2021, 2:10 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Norfolk State Betting Information

  • The Spartans have covered the spread more often than not this season, putting together a record ATS of 10-7-1.
  • The Spartans have a winning record against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more, going 5-2 this season.
  • Norfolk State and its opponents have hit the over in 10 of 18 games this season (55.6%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Norfolk State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devante Carter 21 15.9 5.0 3.8 1.1 0.4 0.4
Joe Bryant Jr. 17 10.2 4.4 1.9 1.1 0.1 1.5
Jalen Hawkins 16 9.6 2.6 1.2 0.8 0.1 1.3
J.J. Matthews 20 8.9 5.2 0.4 0.3 0.8 0.0
Kyonze Chavis 20 7.9 3.9 1.8 1.0 0.3 0.8

North Carolina Central Betting Information

  • With a 4-8 record ATS, North Carolina Central has not consistently covered the spread this season.
  • The Eagles only hold a 0-2 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 5.5-point underdog.
  • North Carolina Central has hit the over in 6 games this season, half of the 12 games they have played this season.
  • In their last game, the Eagles got a team-high 17 points from Deven Palmer on the way to a 74-71 victory against Florida A&M on Thursday. They were favored by 3.5 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 145 points to hit the over on the 130.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

North Carolina Central Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
C.J. Keyser 13 16.4 3.6 1.4 1.1 0.5 1.3
Deven Palmer 13 9.8 3.7 0.4 0.8 0.5 1.8
Jamir Moultrie 11 9.7 1.1 0.8 0.5 0.1 1.8
Nicolas Fennell 11 8.5 3.5 1.1 1.1 0.4 0.5
Justin Whatley 8 7.0 4.8 1.6 0.8 0.5 1.0

Total Facts

  • In Norfolk State’s matchups this season, the Spartans and their opponents have exceeded Thursday’s total of 133 points 18 times (85.7% of opportunities).
  • In North Carolina Central’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Thursday’s matchup total in eight out of 13 matchups (61.5%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 142.9 points per game, 9.9 points more than the over/under of 133 for this matchup.
  • These two teams give up a combined 140.5 points per game, 7.5 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • On average, the Spartans have seen a 144.9 over/under in their games this season, 11.9 more points than the over/under in this contest.
  • Eagles games have a total points bet of 138.5 points this season, 5.5 points more than the over/under for this game.

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/3/2020 North Carolina Central North Carolina Central -4 126.5 -192 +154 Regular Season 69-63 NC CEN
2/16/2019 N/A Norfolk State N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-71 NORFLK

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