North Carolina Central Eagles at Delaware State Hornets Free Prediction 01/11/20

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The Delaware State Hornets (1-14, 0-1 MEAC) and the North Carolina Central Eagles (5-10, 1-0 MEAC) go head-to-head at Memorial Hall. The Hornets look to put an end to their seven-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Delaware State Hornets ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Hornets lost to the Morgan State Bears, 81-68, while the Eagles defeated the Florida A&M Rattlers, 61-45.

North Carolina Central dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.212 (above their season average of 0.184) and a turnover percentage of 19.5 (better than their season average of 20.4). Florida A&M recorded marks of 0.058 and 30.3, respectively, for those same stats. Delaware State, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.8 (above their season average of 24.3). Delaware State’s John Crosby played well, putting up 22 points, six assists and five rebounds. Meanwhile, Jibri Blount was a key piece for North Carolina Central with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

The Eagles dominated this series last year, taking all three games. In the last contest, North Carolina Central won 75-57. North Carolina Central’s 0.611 effective field goal percentage was its biggest strength over Delaware State, who had a rate of 0.385. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

This contest should be a matchup of conflicting tempos. Delaware State has preferred to play fast (16th in possessions per game), while North Carolina Central has been more methodical (190th in possessions per game).

North Carolina Central at Delaware State Betting Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – North Carolina Central, ATS Winner – North Carolina Central, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • North Carolina Central ranks 12th in steals per game (9.7) while Delaware State ranks 176th in steals allowed per game (8.1).
  • The Eagles rank 107th in rebounds allowed per game (34.3) while the Hornets rank 234th (39.3).
  • The Hornets rank 92nd in three pointers attempted per game (23.7) while the Eagles rank 226th (18.6).
  • North Carolina Central ranks 103rd in assists allowed per game (12.2) while Delaware State ranks 232nd (16.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Hornets have scored an average of 72.8 points per game (1.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 83.6 points per game (1.3 below their season average).
  • The Eagles have outscored opponents by an average of 22.6 points in their last five games. For the season, North Carolina Central has been defeated by an average of 0.3 points.