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North Carolina Central Eagles take on Wildcats in NCAA basketball test

North Carolina Central EaglesBethune-Cookman Wildcats
Jan 14, 7:30 PM | Moore Gymnasium

North Carolina Central Eagles vs Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Moore Gymnasium Monday as host Bethune-Cookman looks to handle the North Carolina Central Eagles in NCAA hoops action.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 0-0 ATS. North Carolina Central is 0-0 on the totals; Bethune-Cookman is 0-0.

View North Carolina Central vs Bethune-Cookman Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 261 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 63 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-66 victory for the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Bethune-Cookman has the nation's No. 158-rated offensive output, at 68.9 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 38 allowing on average 58.9 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 126-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.5 points per game. Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, comes in at No. 76 nationally in scoring at home.

North Carolina Central won its last outing, an 85-62 result against Florida A&M on January 12. The Eagles blew out Florida A&M on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 85-62 win at Teaching Gymnasium.

Bethune-Cookman was a 72-60 winner in its last match at home against North Carolina A&T. Bethune-Cookman earned a 72-60 victory over North Carolina A&T on Saturday, getting 20 points from Malik Jackson at Moore Gymnasium.

Next up:
North Carolina Central home to Howard, Monday, January 21
Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State, Saturday, January 19

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