North Carolina Central Eagles at Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks Free Prediction 01/13/20

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The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (2-15, 1-1 MEAC) welcome the North Carolina Central Eagles (5-11, 1-1 MEAC) to William P Hytche Athletic Center. The Eagles look to put an end to an 11-game road losing streak. Action begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13, 2020.

North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Hawks lost big to the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 91-53, while the Eagles lost a tough one against the Delaware State Hornets, 68-66.

North Carolina Central did an excellent job of making free throws (17-23; 73.9 percent) while Maryland Eastern Shore had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.5 (above their season average of 22.8). Bruce Guy played a key role for Maryland Eastern Shore with 12 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, North Carolina Central rallied around Jibri Blount, who finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds.

The Eagles dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent game, North Carolina Central won 78-53. North Carolina Central’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Eagles had more offensive rebounds (11 vs. 6), defensive rebounds (22 vs. 12) and total rebounds (33 vs. 18). This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

It might be a mistake-prone game for the Maryland Eastern Shore offense. Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 330th in the NCAA in ball protection (turnover percentage of 22.8 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of North Carolina Central forces the ninth-most turnovers in the NCAA (26.6 percent).

North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Maryland Eastern Shore, ATS Winner – Maryland Eastern Shore, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • North Carolina Central ranks 16th in steals per game (9.4) while Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 180th in steals allowed per game (8.2).
  • The Eagles rank 136th in assists per game (13.2) while the Hawks rank 247th (9.9).
  • The Eagles rank 105th in rebounds allowed per game (34.3) while the Hawks rank 258th (40.1).
  • Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 104th in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while North Carolina Central ranks 246th (18.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hawks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 25.4, up from 20.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 73.2 points per game (6.7 above their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (0.3 above their season average).