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Eagles visit Florida A&M Rattlers in college basketball clash

North Carolina Central EaglesFlorida A&M Rattlers
Feb 4, 6:00 PM | Teaching Gymnasium

North Carolina Central Eagles vs Florida A&M Rattlers Odds

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The Rattlers will be trying to slam the North Carolina Central Eagles on Saturday when the teams tip off at Teaching Gymnasium in college betting action.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-0 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Rattlers are 0-2 ATS. North Carolina Central is 0-0 against the total, while Florida A&M is 0-2 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 290-ranked Rattlers and the No. 115-rated Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-61 win for the Eagles on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida A&M's No. 232-ranked scoring average of 65.3 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 112 and allowing 64.3 PPG. The Rattlers FG% has averaged 40.5% to date this season, less than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (46.8% per game).

Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 229-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.2 points per game. Florida A&M, meanwhile, comes in at No. 168 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina Central was a 77-46 winner in its last match at home against MD-Eastern Shore. The battle between the Eagles and Hawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as MD-Eastern Shore was handed a 77-46 defeat on Monday at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.

Florida A&M was a 68-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Bethune-Cookman. The Rattlers grabbed a 68-62 win over the Wildcats on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Chris Watson at Teaching Gymnasium.

Next up:
North Carolina Central at Bethune-Cookman, Monday, February 6
Florida A&M home to North Carolina A&T, Monday, February 6

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