MEAC Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Coppin State Eagles Odds Preview
Coppin State Eagles vs Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Odds
Coppin State pays a visit to Bethune-Cookman on Tuesday, hoping to send the Wildcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Norfolk Scope Arena.
It's a game in the MEAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Norfolk Scope Arena).
Bethune-Cookman battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 8-23 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-1 for the Wildcats and 0-1 for the Eagles.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 248 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 277 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-59 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 230 in NCAA hoops at 33.4 per game. Contrast that with Bethune-Cookman’s No. 199 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bethune-Cookman is the No. 237-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Coppin State rates No. 55 at 7.5 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Coppin State owns the country's No. 230-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Bethune-Cookman, on the other hand, rates No. 154 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Coppin State, they were a 69-61 winner as they battled Bethune-Cookman at home. The Eagles grabbed a 69-61 win over the Wildcats on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Michael Murray at Physical Education Complex.
Bethune-Cookman was a 69-61 loser in its last match on the road against Coppin State. Bethune-Cookman got 18 points from Kevin Dukes but lost anyway, 69-61, to Coppin State on Thursday at Physical Education Complex.