North Carolina Central Eagles vs Delaware State Hornets Odds
The Delaware State Hornets host North Carolina Central on Saturday, looking to build on their 9-10 mark against the 13-7 Eagles in college hoops action at Memorial Hall.
The Hornets sport records of 9-10 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 13-7 and 0-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Hornets and 0-0 for the Eagles.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets - Eagles odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Delaware State is rated No. 229 in the current Odds Shark poll, while North Carolina Central is at No. 56. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-61 win for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Delaware State's No. 299-ranked offense, averaging 61.5 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 34 at 59 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.6% per game.
Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 127-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.4 points per game. Delaware State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 70 nationally in scoring at home.
North Carolina Central was a 69-61 winner in its last match at home against Morgan State. The Eagles grabbed a 69-61 win over the Bears on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from Ray Willis at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
In their last action, Delaware State was a 57-48 winner on the road against Florida A&M. The Hornets got 16 points from Tahj Tate as Delaware State ran past Florida A&M 57-48 on Monday at Teaching Gymnasium.
North Carolina Central at MD-Eastern Shore, Monday, February 4
Delaware State home to North Carolina A&T, Monday, February 4