North Carolina A&T vs. NC Central - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Carolina A&T vs. NC Central - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina A&T Aggies (16-14) at North Carolina Central Eagles (16-13)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium)

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The North Carolina A&T Aggies (16-14, 12-3 CONF) and the NC Central Eagles (16-13, 12-3 CONF) will meet on Thursday, March 5th for a MEAC conference matchup at the McDougald-McLendon Arena in Durham, NC. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time. 

NC A&T is coming off a 76-65 road win over South Carolina State in their last game. NC A&T has now won four straight games and are nine games above .500 in conference play. NC Central is coming off a 71-68 overtime victory over Bethune-Cookman at home in their last game. NC Central has now won four straight games as well and has won their last two games in double-OT and OT respectively. 

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NC A&T scores 71.5 points per game on 42.8 percent field goal shooting this season. NC A&T’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Ronald Jackson, who scores 14.9 points per game and earns 10.2 rebounds per game. NC A&T allows 71.4 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +.1 scoring differential so far this season. NC A&T also earns 38.7 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 3.6 blocks, and 8.2 steals per game as a team. 

NC Central scores 68.4 points per game on 45.7 percent field goal shooting this season. NC Central’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Jibri Blount, who scores 19.2 points per game and earns 9.1 rebounds per game. NC Central allows 65.2 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +3.2 scoring differential so far this season. NC Central also earns 33.9 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 2.8 blocks, and 8.6 steals per game as a team. 

NC A&T is 17-11-1 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. NC A&T is also 6-9 against the spread on the road so far this season. NC Central is 14-12 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. NC Central is also 7-1 against the spread at home so far this season.

I have to take NC A&T in this spot, as it was not too long ago that A&T beat NC Central by 17 points at home. Sure, this game is on the road, and NC Central has been great at home, but I have to take the 5 points with the road dog in A&T as it is way too valuable. 

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Ronald’s Pick North Carolina A&T +5

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