The Delaware State Hornets (2-16, 1-3 MEAC) can put an end to a seven-game road losing streak when they go head-to-head against the North Carolina A&T Aggies (9-12, 5-1 MEAC) at Corbett Sports Center. Action starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 27, 2020.
Delaware State Hornets at North Carolina A&T Aggies Free Preview
The Hornets were blown out by the North Carolina Central Eagles in their last game, 72-45. With 13 points on 4-for-9 shooting, Ameer Bennett led Delaware State in scoring. North Carolina Central had a free throw rate of 0.373 (above their season average of 0.208). Delaware State, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.0 (above their season average of 25.3).
In the Aggies’ last game, they beat the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats, 98-95. North Carolina A&T’s Kameron Langley played well, contributing 16 points, 12 assists and six rebounds. North Carolina A&T dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 17.0 (better than their season average of 17.9) and a free throw rate of 0.466 (above their season average of 0.241). For those same stats, Bethune-Cookman was 22.7 and 0.406, respectively.
There should be a fair amount of transition action in this battle that showcases a pair of the nation’s more fast-breaking teams. North Carolina A&T currently ranks 27th in possessions per game (74.1) and Delaware State is 12th (75.8).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Aggies won 98-77. The Aggies played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 10.4 and an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3. For those same stats, the Hornets were 21.7 and 30.0, respectively. John Crosby scored a game-high 28 points.
Delaware State Hornets at North Carolina A&T Aggies Odds Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – North Carolina A&T, ATS Winner – North Carolina A&T, O/U – Over
The Aggies rank 133rd in assists per game (13.2) while the Hornets rank 254th (10.6).
North Carolina A&T averages 37.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 80th in the nation. Delaware State ranks 263rd in rebounds allowed per game (39.2).
The Aggies rank 45th in steals per game (8.1) while the Hornets rank 207th in steals allowed per game (8.5).
Delaware State ranks 90th in three pointers attempted per game (23.6) while North Carolina A&T ranks 233rd (18.7).
The Aggies have outscored opponents by an average of 12.8 points in their last five games. On the season, North Carolina A&T has lost by an average of 3.0 points.
During their last five games, the Hornets have scored an average of 66.8 points per game (3.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.0 points per game (4.9 below their season average).