Delaware State vs North Carolina Central Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/8/23

North Carolina Central Eagles (16-11) vs Delaware State Hornets (6-22)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 8:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

Betting Odds: North Carolina Central Eagles -10.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Delaware State Hornets will play the North Carolina Central Eagles in the Quarterfinals of the MEAC Tournament on Wednesday night at Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.

Delaware State Preview

The Delaware State Hornets are 6-23 (4-10) this season after they lost to Maryland-Eastern Shore by a score of 64-58 in their last game. Delaware State shot 40.7% from the field and was +13 in rebounding margin in the game. The Delaware State Hornets are averaging 64.8 points per game, 75 points against per game, 35 rebounds per game, and 12.6 assists per game. Martaz Robinson has led the Hornets this season with 11.8 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. Delaware State is shooting 41.5% from the field, 69.1% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers this year. 

North Carolina Central Preview

The North Carolina Central Eagles are 17-11 (10-4) this season after they defeated South Carolina State by a score of 71-64 in their last game. North Carolina Central shot 36.1% from the field and was -12 in rebounding margin in the win. The North Carolina Central Eagles are averaging 75.5 points per game, 65.9 points against per game, 35.8 rebounds per game, and 14.5 assists per game. Justin Wright has led the Eagles this season with 16 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. North Carolina Central is shooting 47.2% from the field, 70.6% on free throws, and 35.2% on three pointers this year.


Delaware State is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss and 9-20-1 ATS in their last 30 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The under is 8-3 in Delaware State’s last 11 Wednesday games. North Carolina Central is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 neutral site games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400. The under is 5-1 in North Carolina Central’s last 6 games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings. 


North Carolina Central finished the season in second place in the MEAC standings and they have won seven games in a row. NC Central won both meetings with Delaware State this season by scores of 74-55 and 66-58. Delaware State is allowing 75 points against per game and they are only shooting 41.5% from the field. I like the Eagles to win this game easily. 

David’s Pick North Carolina Central -10.5

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