Morgan State Bears (5-14) vs. Norfolk State Spartans (12-8)
Morgan State Bears vs. Norfolk State Spartans 1/29/24 – As in college basketball, every game matters in college basketball – the matchup between Morgan State Bears and Norfolk State Spartans on Monday January 29, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET will prove no exception. Both sides possess unique strengths and weaknesses which promise an action-packed matchup at Joseph G Echols Hall; so let’s dive right here in free college basketball picks for this NCAA Men’s Basketball showdown!
Morgan State Bears have had a mixed start to the year with 5 wins and 14 losses on their record so far, struggling to find consistency across games. On average they score 72.1 points per game which is fairly impressive although their shooting percentage of 44.5% could use some improvement from both field play as well as three point shooting (31.66% from beyond the arc) that shows they could pose serious danger from out there.
Norfolk State Spartans have had much greater success this season with 12 wins and 8 losses and have proven more efficient on both ends of the floor than their counterparts, scoring an average of 75.3 points per game while shooting 45.2% from field goal range while remaining dangerous from beyond-the-arc with 34.1% accuracy.
Morgan State Bears vs. Norfolk State Spartans 1/29/24 Game Info
|Monday, January 29, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
|Joseph G. Echols Hall
Wynston Tabbs (Guard) vs. Jamarii Thomas (Guard)
Wynston Tabbs is an integral piece of Morgan State Bears success, leading the team in scoring with 16 averaged per game and contributing on defense with steals and stolen bases. However, his turnover rate and field goal percentage remain areas in which improvement should occur.
Jamarii Thomas stands out on Norfolk State Spartans roster as their standout player, leading his team in scoring with 17.5 average points per game while contributing significantly in other areas, such as rebounding, assists and steals. An efficient shooter both on field as well as free-throw line makes him an essential piece in this matchup.
Tabbs and Thomas will engage in an epic guard duel when they face each other on the court. Tabbs brings scoring prowess and shooting accuracy to the Bears while Thomas offers more versatile playmaking abilities that could potentially change the outcome of game. Expect an intense duel between these key players that could determine its outcome!
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Current betting odds for this matchup have yet to be set; however, we can make some initial observations based on team statistics and key player analysis. Norfolk State appears to have an edge when it comes to overall performance this season and have been more consistent on both ends of the floor; thus if odds favor Norfolk State it might be wise to back them to cover the spread and potentially hit an over-total of points scored.
Morgan State Bears Betting Trends
Morgan State Bears have struggled recently, winning just one out of their past five games and showing signs of difficulties against the spread. On their road games they are 2-3 against the spread, hunting they may struggle when away from home. Over has hit only twice out of these last five matches but in all four home contests.
Norfolk State Spartans Betting Trends
Norfolk State Spartans have experienced more success over their recent games, posting three wins out of five with an overall record of 3-3 and performing well against the spread, going 3-3 over this span. They’ve proven they can handle away games too as their 7-6 record against spread suggests this. Like Morgan State, overs have occurred twice out of these last five matches while only once out of three home matches since 2015.
Morgan State Bears vs. Norfolk State Spartans 1/29/24 Betting Picks
As this intriguing matchup between Morgan State’s struggling Bears and Norfolk State Spartans unfolds, it may be tempting to pick Norfolk State as the more reliable team based on stats and recent form alone. Look out for them covering their spread while potentially pushing total points scored over.
For bettors looking for the best premium weekly tips, it’s essential to stay updated on injury reports, lineup changes, and any late-breaking news that might affect the game’s outcome. Additionally, considering the current odds, exploring prop bets and the over/under can be a strategic approach to maximize your betting potential.
Free Pick and Prediction: Norfolk State State Spartans 78, Morgan State Bears 68.