North Carolina Central Eagles vs Florida A&M Rattlers Odds
The North Carolina Central Eagles will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Rattlers in Florida A&M at Teaching Gymnasium on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Rattlers currently sports a 4-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Eagles are 8-7 and 0-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Rattlers produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eagles have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rattlers sit at No. 204 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 63 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 81-62.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Florida A&M's No. 102-ranked scoring average of 71.3 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 36 and allowing 58.7 PPG. The Rattlers FG% has averaged 41% to date this season, less than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (45.8% per game).
Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 140-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Florida A&M, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 nationally in scoring at home.
North Carolina Central won its last outing, a 97-28 result against Virginia Lynchburg on January 8. The battle between the Eagles and Falcons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Virginia Lynchburg was handed a 97-28 defeat on Tuesday at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
Florida A&M was a 99-69 loser in its last match on the road against Central Florida. Florida A&M was run off the court by the Knights on Saturday as Central Florida routed them 99-69 at UCF Arena.
North Carolina Central at Bethune-Cookman, Monday, January 14
Florida A&M home to North Carolina A&T, Monday, January 14