The North Carolina Central Eagles (0-1) begin their home schedule at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium against the USC Upstate Spartans (1-1). The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 11, 2019.
USC Upstate Spartans vs. North Carolina Central Eagles Betting Odds
In their last game, the Eagles were blown out by the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, 94-64, while the Spartans won big over the Truett-McConnell Bears, 103-62.
USC Upstate played a nearly flawless game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 51.4 and a turnover percentage of 15.6. For those same stats, Truett-McConnell put up marks of 24.2 and 31.5, respectively. North Carolina Central, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (15-19; 78.9 percent). North Carolina Central’s Nicolas Fennell had a good game, finishing with 12 points. Meanwhile, Everette Hammond fueled USC Upstate with 27 points.
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for North Carolina Central in this matchup. The Eagles rank 20th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.0 percent), while USC Upstate ranks 298th in defensive rebounding percentage (68.8 percent) since the 2018-19 season.
USC Upstate vs. North Carolina Central Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – USC Upstate, ATS Winner – USC Upstate, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- North Carolina Central ranks 12th in rebounds allowed per game (30.9) while USC Upstate ranks 269th (37.3).
- The Spartans average 6.7 steals per game, which ranks 102nd in the nation. The Eagles rank 119th in steals allowed per game (6.0).
- The Spartans rank 60th in three pointers attempted per game (25.4) while the Eagles rank 250th (20.3).
- North Carolina Central ranks 44th in assists per game (15.4) while USC Upstate ranks 165th in assists allowed per game (13.2).