North Carolina A&T vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore - 2/24/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (5-22) at North Carolina A&T Aggies (14-14)
College Basketball: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Corbett Sports Center)
The Line: North Carolina A&T Aggies -12 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The North Carolina A&T Aggies (14-14) will host the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (5-22) in a MEAC Conference match up on Monday, February 24th at the Corbett Sports Center, Greensboro, NC. The game is scheduled for a 7:30pm eastern tip off.
North Carolina A&T will enter this game after two consecutive wins over North Carolina Central and Howard University. In the most recent win over Howard 71-67, North Carolina A&T were led by senior forward Ronald Jackson who finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds. As a team North Carolina A&T really struggled shooting the ball as they only converted at 38.3 percent from the field.
On the season, North Carolina A&T are averaging 70.9 points per game and shooting 42.1 percent from the field. Their opponents are averaging 72.1 points per game and are converting at 41.2 percent. They have an impressive 9-1 record at home this season but seem to struggle on the road as they are just 3-11 on the year. Ronald Jackson leads the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game with three other players averaging 9 points per game for a balanced display of offense.
Maryland Eastern Shore will enter this match up as one of the worst teams in Division 1 basketball this season with only 5 wins on the year. Their last match up against North Carolina Central resulted in a 55-74 loss with Ahmad Frost leading the team with 12 points. Kevin Voyles and AJ Cheeseman also chipped in with 11 & 10 points respectively.
On the season, Maryland Eastern Shore have averaged 56.7 points per game and have allowed their opponents to score 71.0 points per game for a differential of -14.3 points. This is a major reason why they only have five wins on the year as they are being outscored by almost 15 points a game. Maryland Eastern Shore have struggled offensively as they are only converting at 36.6 percent from the field. No player on the team averages double digit scoring on the year however AJ Cheeseman leads the team with 9.6 points per game.
Although they have not been winning games, Maryland Eastern Shore has been great against the spread covering in 4 of their last 5 games. North Carolina A&T have struggled only covering in 2 of their last 5 games. The last time these two teams played resulted in a 91-53 victory for North Carolina A&T. I think this game will be very similar as North Carolina A&T will be too strong at home and should cover this number this ease. I’ll take North Carolina A&T at home in this one.