North Carolina Central Eagles vs South Carolina State Bulldogs Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Monday when the South Carolina State Bulldogs try to run the North Carolina Central Eagles off the court at SHM Memorial Center in college hoops action.
Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 17-8 and 0-3 ATS on the year, while the Bulldogs are at 5-18 and 0-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 0-1, while the Eagles have a 0-0 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 314 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 70 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 77-54.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits South Carolina State's No. 308-ranked offense, averaging 61.1 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 16 at 57.6 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 39.4% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.
Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 45-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. South Carolina State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 229 nationally in scoring at home.
North Carolina Central was a 44-36 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Savannah State. North Carolina Central got 15 points from Jeremy Ingram but lost anyway, 44-36, to Savannah State on Saturday at Tiger Arena.
South Carolina State won its last outing, a 72-70 result against North Carolina A&T on February 16. Darryl Palmer scored 18 points leading the Bulldogs to a 72-70 victory over North Carolina A&T at SHM Memorial Center on Saturday.
North Carolina Central home to North Carolina A&T, Saturday, February 23
South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman, Saturday, February 23