NCAA hoops odds preview - Savannah State vs. North Carolina Central
Savannah State Tigers vs North Carolina Central Eagles Odds
North Carolina Central looks to cover the Eagles-Tigers pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 19-8 mark when they host Savannah State in college basketball wagering action.
North Carolina Central battles the Tigers, currently sitting with a 17-11 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Eagles and 2-1 for the Tigers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 79-ranked Eagles and the No. 115-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-60 win for the Eagles on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features North Carolina Central's No. 143-ranked scoring average of 68.7 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 7 and allowing 55.3 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 46.9% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (41.4% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Savannah State owns the country's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 60 points per game on the highway. North Carolina Central, on the other hand, rates No. 130 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Savannah State, they were a 72-58 loser as they battled Bethune-Cookman on the road. Savannah State got 14 points from Preston Blackman but lost anyway, 72-58, to Bethune-Cookman on Monday at Moore Gymnasium.
In their last action, North Carolina Central was a 51-47 winner at home against North Carolina A&T. North Carolina Central earned a 51-47 victory over North Carolina A&T on Saturday, getting 14 points from Jeremy Ingram at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
Savannah State at North Carolina A&T, Monday, March 4
North Carolina Central home to South Carolina State, Monday, March 4