North Carolina Central Eagles vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview
North Carolina Central Eagles vs Savannah State Tigers Odds
Savannah State looks to cover the Tigers-Eagles pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 14-10 mark when they host North Carolina Central in college basketball wagering action.
The Tigers are 14-10 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 17-7 and 0-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Savannah State go 1-1 and the Eagles go 0-0 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 115 (Tigers) and the No. 70 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-61 result in favor of the Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Savannah State has the nation's No. 342-rated offensive output, at 56 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 20 allowing on average 58.1 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 41.3% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.5% per game.
Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.5 points per game. Savannah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 340 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for North Carolina Central, they were an 81-75 winner as they battled Bethune-Cookman at home. The Eagles used a 32-point performance from Jeremy Ingram to help North Carolina Central smack Bethune-Cookman 81-75 on Monday at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
Savannah State was a 67-65 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida A&M. Savannah State earned a 67-65 victory over Florida A&M on Thursday, getting 20 points from Preston Blackman at Teaching Gymnasium.
North Carolina Central at South Carolina State, Monday, February 18
Savannah State home to North Carolina A&T, Monday, February 18