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North Carolina Central Eagles vs South Carolina State Bulldogs in college hoops odds

South Carolina State BulldogsNorth Carolina Central Eagles
March 3, 7:30 PM | McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium

South Carolina State Bulldogs vs North Carolina Central Eagles Odds

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McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium features an NCAAB clash between the host North Carolina Central Eagles and the visiting South Carolina State Bulldogs in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Eagles are 14-14 so far on the season, and 0-0 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 9-20 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen North Carolina Central go 0-0 and the Bulldogs go 1-0 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 249-ranked Eagles and the No. 279-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-65 win for the Eagles on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits North Carolina Central's No. 170-ranked offense, averaging 69.1 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 269 at 71.5 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 45% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.5% per game.

Defensively, South Carolina State features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. North Carolina Central, meanwhile, comes in at No. 145 nationally in scoring at home.

South Carolina State won its last outing, a 65-53 result against Florida A&M on February 28. The Bulldogs grabbed a 65-53 win over the Rattlers on Monday, behind an 18 -point effort from Darnell Porter at Teaching Gymnasium.

In their last action, North Carolina Central was a 73-60 loser on the road against Bethune-Cookman. Landon Clement scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Eagles to a win (they lost 73-60 to Bethune-Cookman at Moore Gymnasium on Monday).

Next up:
North Carolina Central home to Savannah State, Saturday, March 12