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Prairie View A&M North Carolina Central Betting Preview

North Carolina Central EaglesPrairie View A&M Panthers
Dec 22, 7:30 PM | Matthew Knight Arena

North Carolina Central Eagles vs Prairie View A&M Panthers Odds


The visiting Eagles hope to send their backers to the pay window on Thursday as they look to cover the spread at Matthew Knight Arena against the Prairie View A&M Panthers.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Matthew Knight Arena.

The Panthers sport records of 4-8 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 6-6 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Panthers and 0-0 for the Eagles.

View North Carolina Central vs Prairie View AM Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 47 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 21 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 82-65.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Prairie View A&M's No. 283-ranked offense, averaging 62.4 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 98 at 63.3 PPG. The Panthers field goal percentage has averaged 38.7% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.9% per game.

Defensively, North Carolina Central features the nation's No. 250-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.2 points per game. Prairie View A&M, meanwhile, comes in at No. 173 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for North Carolina Central, they were a 65-57 winner as they battled Stephen F. Austin at home. The Eagles grabbed a 65-57 win over the Lumberjacks on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Ebuka Anyaorah at Matthew Knight Arena.

Prairie View A&M lost its last outing, a 74-66 result against Oregon on December 21. Prairie View A&M got 12 points from Demondre Chapman but lost anyway, 74-66, to Oregon on Wednesday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Next up:
North Carolina Central at East Carolina, Thursday, December 29
Prairie View A&M home to Southern, Tuesday, January 3