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Norfolk State vs. Grambling line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for Monday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Monday's matchup between the Norfolk State Spartans and the Grambling Tigers
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The Norfolk State Spartans take on the Grambling Tigers as part of the HBCU Challenge Hosted by Chris Paul at 6 p.m. ET on Monday. Norfolk State is favored by 4.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 138.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). 

Before making any Norfolk State vs. Grambling picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of almost $2,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Norfolk State is off to a strong start with a 7-1 record this season. Senior guard Joe Bryant Jr. leads the way with 15.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, and the Spartans are near the top of the country in free-throw creation rate. Norfolk State is also above-average on 2-point shots (49.5 percent) with key metrics on defense. The Spartans are creating a turnover on 23.2 percent of defensive possessions, headlined by a 13.0 percent steal rate. Norfolk State is also strongly above-average in defensive rebound rate, securing more than 72 percent of missed shots by opponents.

The model also knows Grambling has won two games in a row, and there are numbers to be encouraged by in the early going. The Tigers are making 40.8 percent of 3-point attempts, a top-20 mark in the country, and Grambling is above-average in creating free throw attempts. On defense, Grambling is forcing a turnover on nearly 20 percent of possessions and blocking a shot on more than nine percent of possessions. Opponents are shooting just 48.7 percent from 2-point range against the Tigers and, for the season, Norfolk State is below-average in both 3-point shooting and free-throw shooting.

Now, it has set its sights on Norfolk State vs. Grambling. We can tell you the model is leaning under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

Who wins Norfolk State vs. Grambling? And which side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Norfolk State vs. Grambling spread you should be all over Monday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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