Delaware State vs. North Carolina Central - 3/11/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Delaware State vs. North Carolina Central - 3/11/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

Delaware State Hornets (6-25) vs. North Carolina Central Eagles (17-13)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -9.0 -- Over/Under

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The Delaware State Hornets will matchup with the North Carolina Central Eagles in the MEAC Quarterfinals.  The Hornets are (6-25), coming off a 68-64 win over MD-East Shore.  The Eagles are (17-13), after getting past North Carolina A&T, 86-80.

In the Hornets win over MD-East Shore, Delaware State was guided throughout the game by John Crosby.  Crosby recorded 24 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists.  The Hornets converted on 40 percent from the floor and 32 percent from distance.  Delaware State played great perimeter defense, holding MD-East Shore to 25 percent from 3-point range.  The Hornets were just good enough from the charity stripe, hitting 68 percent.  Delaware State had 19 attempts from the stripe, out scoring MD-East Shore 13 to 9.  The two teams combined for 30 turnovers in the game.

Crosby has led the way for the Hornets, recording 19.4 points and 5.3 rebounds on the season.  Johquin Wiley is averaging 10.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per contest.  Delaware State is totaling 73.6 points, while shooting 41.5 percent from the floor for the season.

In the Eagles win over North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central was carried on offense by Jibri Blount.  Blount collected a double-double, finishing with 19 points and 12 rebounds.  The Eagles connected on 52 percent from the floor, while hitting on 12 percent from distance.  North Carolina Central dominated the game from the foul line, out scoring North Carolina A&T 24 to 14.  The Eagles played solid on defense at times, holding the opposition to 20 percent from 3-point range.  The Eagles committed 10 turnovers in the game. 

Blount is averaging 19.2 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per contest for the Eagles.  C.J. Keyser is collecting 11 points and 1.4 assists per contest.  North Carolina Central is registering 69 points, while connecting on 45.9 percent from the floor for the year.

Recent Betting Trends:

Delaware State is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games.

Delaware State is 5-16 SU in their last 21 games.

The over is 5-1 in Delaware State's last 6 games.

North Carolina Central is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.

North Carolina Central is 15-12 ATS on the year.

The over is 13-13-1 in North Carolina Central's games. 

The Eagles have won 7 of their last 10 matchups against the Hornets.  Delaware State has won 3 of their last 4, while the Eagles have won 9 of 10.  North Carolina Central's only loss during that time was a 77-60 loss to North Carolina A&T.  The Hornets have one of the worse defenses in the country, allowing over 82 points per game.  Delaware State is allowing their opponent to connect at a rate of 46.6 percent from the floor.  The Eagles have a top 75 scoring defense.  Final score prediction, North Carolina Central will win and cover against the spread, 77-66.  

 

 

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