Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Eagles? Tip off is at at 4:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at McDougald-McLendon Arena in Durham, NC. The over/under for this game is set at 132 points, and North Carolina Central is favored by -13 vs. Coppin State in a Mid-Eastern conference matchup.
COPPIN STATE EAGLES VS NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Coppin State Eagles +13
This game will be played at McDougald-McLendon Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE COPPIN STATE EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will North Carolina Central pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -13.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Can the Eagles Pull Off a Win at Durham?
Despite being 2-17 overall, Coppin State has been even worse on the road, going 0-13. Their average scoring margin on the road is -20.9, and they have lost their last 13 road games.
In their most recent game, the Eagles fell to Howard by a score of 81-66. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 0-10.
As the underdog, Coppin State has gone 10-9 vs. the spread this season. Their overall ATS mark is 10-9. On the road, the Eagles are 7-6 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 3-0 in their last three games vs. the spread away from home.
Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in Coppin State’s games this year (134.2). So far, 12 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 132. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 149 points.
Coppin State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 66 points vs. Howard. This figure is more than their season average of 56.9 points per game. Coming into the game, the Eagles offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 26%. On average, they get up 17.5 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 11.7 made free-throws.
Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 178th rank in the nation, allowing 72.3 points per game. Coppin State will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Howard to just 34% shooting in their most recent game.
Will the North Carolina Central Defense Show Up at Home?
North Carolina Central has been playing some of their best basketball at home this season, as they enter this game with a 3-1 record at home and a +6.8 average scoring margin. They have won their last three games at home and are 8-2 in their last 10.
Overall, the Eagles are 12-8 on the season and have won two straight games. They are 4-1 in Mid-Eastern Conference play compared to an 8-7 record in non-conference games.
North Carolina Central has been solid against the spread this season, going 11-5. When looking at their home ATS record, they are 3-1 this year and 4-2 in their last 10 games. As the favorite, the Eagles have gone 5-2 vs. the spread this season and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games as the favorite.
Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in North Carolina Central’s games this season (138.6) and their over/under record is 8-8. So far, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points.
In their recent matchup, the North Carolina Central offense ended with 69 points against Delaware State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44% and made 8 threes. Ja’darius Harris is leading the team in scoring at 16.6 points per contest. Po’boigh King has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.2 going into the game.
This season, the North Carolina Central defense has been impressive, holding the 68th position in the country while permitting an average of 67.1 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.8 threes per game vs. Coppin State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 22.3%.