North Carolina Central Eagles at Savannah State Tigers ATS Odds

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The North Carolina Central Eagles (14-14, 8-6 MEAC) will travel to Tiger Arena to challenge the Savannah State Tigers (13-16, 10-4 MEAC) in their home finale. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Monday, February 26, 2018.

North Carolina Central Eagles vs. Savannah State Tigers Free Preview

The Eagles lost big to the South Carolina State Bulldogs in their last matchup, 102-79. Raasean Davis had a good performance for North Carolina Central, recording 13 points and five rebounds. South Carolina State did a terrific job of making free throws (19-22; 86.4 percent). North Carolina Central, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 8.7 (better than their season average of 18.1).

The last time the Tigers played, they were blown out by the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 121-92. With 20 points and 10 rebounds, Savannah State’s Ty’lik Evans played well. Bethune-Cookman was lights out from beyond the arc (16-33; 48.5 percent). Savannah State, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 7.4 (better than their season average of 14.7).

Savannah State could put on a ball-control clinic in this showdown. Savannah State ranks 46th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.6 percent), while North Carolina Central forces the 92nd-fewest turnovers (17.5 percent). Moreover, the Eagles, who rank 53rd in offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 percent), will battle against the Tigers, who rank 345th in defensive rebounding percentage (64.7 percent).

Alante Fenner has really been playing well over the last five games for Savannah State, averaging 22.6 points and 1.4 steals per game.

This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Tigers won the sole contest last season, 74-73. Savannah State had a better effective field goal percentage (0.540 vs. 0.451). North Carolina Central, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (47.8 vs. 32.4).

North Carolina Central Eagles at Savannah State Tigers ATS Prediction

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

Betting Notes:

  • The Tigers rank fourth in steals per game (9.7) while the Eagles rank 207th (5.0).
  • North Carolina Central ranks 113th in blocks per game (3.4) while Savannah State ranks 151st in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
  • Savannah State ranks first in three pointers attempted per game (41.4) while North Carolina Central ranks 263rd (18.0).
  • The Eagles rank 59th in rebounds allowed per game (32.7) while the Tigers rank 299th (48.3).
  • North Carolina Central averages 15.6 assists per game, which ranks 55th in the nation. Savannah State ranks 281st in assists allowed per game (20.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Tigers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.8, down from 8.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 75.2 points per game (1.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 76.2 points per game (5.5 above their season average).