Norfolk State @ New Mexico
Current Records: Norfolk State 9-3; New Mexico 6-6
What to Know
The Norfolk State Spartans will hit the road for the fourth straight game as they head to The Pit at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they’ll have plenty of motivation to get the ‘W.’
The Spartans received a tough blow last week as they fell 71-58 to the Wichita State Shockers. Guard Joe Bryant Jr. wasn’t much of a difference maker for Norfolk State; Bryant Jr. finished with only nine points on 2-for-13 shooting in his 36 minutes on the court.
Meanwhile, the New Mexico Lobos lost to the SMU Mustangs at home by a decisive 90-72 margin. Guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. (25 points) was the top scorer for the Lobos.
Norfolk State is expected to lose this next one by 7.5. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 3-1 against the spread when expected to lose.
Norfolk State is now 9-3 while New Mexico sits at 6-6. Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Norfolk State have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 37.40%, which places them 17th in college basketball. Less enviably, the Lobos are stumbling into the matchup with the ninth most points allowed per game in college basketball, having given up 78.8 on average.
How To Watch
When: Tuesday at 9 p.m. ETWhere: The Pit — Albuquerque, New MexicoFollow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $52.94
The Lobos are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Spartans, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.