Winthrop North Carolina Central Betting Preview
North Carolina Central Eagles vs Winthrop Eagles Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Winthrop Coliseum Wednesday as host Winthrop looks to handle the North Carolina Central Eagles in NCAA hoops action.
The Eagles currently sports a 6-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Eagles are 6-7 and 0-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eagles have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 90 and the Eagles sitting at No. 65. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 69-64 result in favor of the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Winthrop has the nation's No. 299-rated offensive output, at 60.9 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 77 allowing on average 61.2 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 40.5% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.2% per game.
Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 148-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Winthrop, meanwhile, comes in at No. 303 nationally in scoring at home.
North Carolina Central was a 75-66 loser in its last match on the road against Marquette. The Eagles endured a 75-66 loss at the hands of the Golden Eagles on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Jeremy Ingram at Bradley Center.
Winthrop was a 50-43 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hampton. Gideon Gamble scored 13 points leading the Eagles to a 50-43 victory over Hampton at Winthrop Coliseum on Sunday.
North Carolina Central home to Virginia Lynchburg, Tuesday, January 8
Winthrop home to High Point, Saturday, January 5