Looking to win big? The Eagles and Bulldogs face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at S-H-M Memorial Center in Orangeburg, SC. The odds for this Mid-Eastern conference game currently have South Carolina State as the -8.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 134.5 points.

COPPIN STATE EAGLES VS SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Coppin State Eagles +8.5

This game will be played at S-H-M Memorial Center at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 5th.

WHY BET THE COPPIN STATE EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Even though we have South Carolina State winning straight-up, we like Coppin State at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 134.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The Eagles Secure a Road Victory?

Despite being the underdog, Coppin State has played better at home this season, going 2-4 compared to 0-13 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is -3.3, compared to -20.9 on the road.

Overall, the Eagles have lost three straight games and have a record of 2-18 on the season. In Mid-Eastern Conference play, they are 1-4, compared to 1-14 in non-conference games.

As the underdog, Coppin State has a solid ATS record of 10-9 this season. On the road, the Eagles have gone 7-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Coppin State has an ATS mark of 6-4.

On the season, the over/under record for Coppin State games is 7-12, and today’s over/under line of 134.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (134.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points compared to their season average of 129.3 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Coppin State offense ended with 66 points against Howard. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 34.5% and made 4 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Justin Winston, who is averaging 13.4 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Greg Spurlock also maintains a PPG average of 9.6 heading into game.

Currently, the Eagles’ defense holds the 184th rank in the nation, allowing 72.6 points per game. In today’s game vs. South Carolina State, the Coppin State defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Coppin State made 22 free-throws vs. the Eagles.

Can the Bulldogs Please their Home Crowd?

South Carolina State has been much better at home than on the road this season, as they have gone 3-3 at home compared to 2-11 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is -1.0 compared to -15.8 on the road.

Despite their struggles on the road, the Bulldogs have won three straight games and come into this one with a record of 7-15. They are 1-1 when favored this season, and they are favored by 8.5 points today.

South Carolina State has a 3-2-1 ATS mark at home this season and is 11-6-2 overall. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are just 4-6 vs. the spread.

South Carolina State’s over/under record this season is 11-8 and today’s line of 134.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (151). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their over/under record during that span is 0-2.

Compared to their season average of 70.7 points per game, South Carolina State struggled in their previous game. Against Maryland Eastern Shore, the Bulldogs scored 63 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 44.4%. The team’s scoring leader is Mitchel Taylor, who holds an average of 8.5 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Davion Everett is averaging 8.8 points per game this season.

At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 302nd, allowing 79.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Carolina State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.4% this season.