North Carolina A&T Aggies at Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (2-14, 1-0 MEAC) welcome the North Carolina A&T Aggies (5-11, 1-0 MEAC) to William P Hytche Athletic Center. The Aggies can snap a nine-game road losing streak. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

North Carolina A&T Aggies vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks Betting Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Hawks defeated the Howard Bison 78-66, while the Aggies beat the Florida A&M Rattlers 97-90.

North Carolina A&T played a nearly flawless game. They had an absurd free throw rate of 0.425 (above their season average of 0.214) and a turnover percentage of 12.7 (better than their season average of 20.1). Florida A&M recorded marks of 0.192 and 18.4, respectively, for those same stats. Maryland Eastern Shore, on the other hand, dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.455 (above their season average of 0.117) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 31.6 (above their season average of 22.2). For those same stats, Howard put up marks of 0.228 and 23.1, respectively. Maryland Eastern Shore’s AJ Cheeseman played well, recording 17 points and seven rebounds. Meanwhile, Ronald Jackson was a key piece for North Carolina A&T with 16 points and 16 rebounds.

The Aggies dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the most recent game, North Carolina A&T won 68-61. One of North Carolina A&T’s biggest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They made 31 trips to the line, while Maryland Eastern Shore went just eight times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This has potential to be an error-filled game for the offense of Maryland Eastern Shore. Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 333rd in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 23.1 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of North Carolina A&T forces the 98th-most turnovers in the NCAA (21.4 percent).

North Carolina A&T vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – North Carolina A&T, ATS Winner – North Carolina A&T, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 107th in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while North Carolina A&T ranks 248th (17.6).
  • The Aggies rank 175th in assists per game (12.3) while the Hawks rank 248th (9.8).
  • Maryland Eastern Shore blocks 3.9 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 72nd in the country. North Carolina A&T ranks 98th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
  • The Aggies rank 123rd in rebounds per game (36.6) while the Hawks rank 261st (31.1).
  • North Carolina A&T ranks 56th in steals per game (7.9) while Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 184th in steals allowed per game (8.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Aggies have outscored opponents by an average of 2.4 points in their last five games. On the season, North Carolina A&T has lost by an average of 7.9 points.
  • During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 53.6 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.2 points per game (0.8 above their season average).