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Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears 03/17/2022 Best Preview, Spread and Game Analysis

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Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears 03-17-2022 Best Preview Spread and Game Analysis

Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears 03/17/2022 – The Norfolk State Spartans are all set to open the East Region bracket as they take on the Baylor Bears from Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The Spartans won the MEAC tournament and finished at the top of their conference with a 12-2 record. The Bears completed second in the Big 12 conference but dropped their finals to Oklahoma Sooners. The Baylor Bears are trying to defend their title from last season and are currently the No. 1 seed. The March Madness 2022 betting odds have predicted a winner for this anticipated game.

Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears 03/17/2022

When:Thursday, March 17, 2:00 PM ET
Where:Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
TV:TBS
Stream:Sofascore
Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears 03/17/2022
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
Norfolk State Spartans+21.5 (-107)138 o (-107)+2012
Baylor Bears-21.5 (-107)138 u (-107)-3238
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Norfolk State Spartans

The Norfolk State Spartans completed their regular season with a 24-6 record and are riding a six-game winning streak. The Spartans had an easy victory against Coppin State in their MEAC tourney with a 72-57 final score. The Spartans had Jose Bryant Jr. as their lead scorer for the team with 23 points. Bryant went seven for 14 with his shooting attempts in 39 minutes of gameplay. The other player to chip in 17 points was Jalen Hawking. Dana Tate tossed in another 13 in their success.

Players to watch: Joe Bryant Jr. G (GP 30, MIN 32.4, PTS 16.8, REB 5.1, AST 3.3, STL 1.4, BLK 0.3, TO 3, FG% 43.6, FT% 92, 3P% 34.4), Jalen Hawkins G (GP 26, MIN 28.7, PTS 13.4, REB 3.8, AST 1.6, STL 1.3, BLK 0.2, TO 2, FG% 46.1, FT% 69.2, 3P% 35.8), Kris Bankston F (GP 30, MIN 27.7, PTS 11.3, REB 6.9, AST 0.9, STL 0.9, BLK 1.2, TO 1.5, FG% 71.3, FT% 54, 3P% 0).

Baylor Bears

The Baylor Bears are coming into this game hoping to defend their title. The Bears broke their five-game winning streak after their last defeat against the Sooners with a 72-67 final score. Baylor was expected to win and failed to do so. However, the Bears are known to take out teams in their knockout games. James Akinjo takes the lead from the offensive end with 13.4 points and 5.7 assists. Adam Flagler was the other player to contribute 13.4 points per game while Kendall Brown is scoring 10 in every game played.

Players to watch: LJ Cryer G (GP 19, MIN 25.9, PTS 13.5, REB 1.5, AST 1.7, STL 0.8, BLK 0.1, TO 1.7, FG% 47.6, FT% 77.8, 3P% 46.8), James Akinjo G (GP 30, MIN 32.8, PTS 13.4, REB 2.8, AST 5.7, STL 2.1, BLK 0, TO 3, FG% 38.9, FT% 82.5, 3P% 29.9), Adam Flagler G (GP 29, MIN 30.7, PTS 13.4, REB 2.2, AST 3.1, STL 1.1, BLK 0.1, TO 1.7, FG% 43.8, FT% 74.5, 3P% 39.3).

Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears Betting Predictions

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Norfolk State Spartans

Norfolk State are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Norfolk State’s last 6 games.
Spartans are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
Norfolk State are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Norfolk State are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Big 12 conference.

Baylor Bears

Baylor are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Bears are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Baylor are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Baylor are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Mid-Eastern conference.
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Baylor’s last 17 games played in March.

Norfolk State Spartans vs Baylor Bears Betting Picks

Summary: The Bears are not going to make this ease on the Spartans and the best NCAA tournament picks are turning towards Baylor to win this game. Take Baylor to win the first round and cover the spread with a solid difference in the score.

Moneyline: +2012 is the ML for the Spartans and -3238 is the ML for the Bears.

ATS: A spread of +21 (-107) is out for Norfolk State and a spread of -21 (-107) is out for Baylor.

Totals: Look for the total to go over 138 (-107) for the Spartans and the same to go under for the Bears.

Score Prediction: 81-55, Bears win.