Looking to win big? The Hornets and Eagles face off at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Eagles are hosting the game at Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. The over/under for this game is set at 137.5 points, and North Carolina Central is favored by -4 vs. Delaware State in a Mid-Eastern conference matchup.


The Pick: North Carolina Central Eagles -4

This game will be played at Norfolk Scope Arena at 8:00 ET on Friday, March 15th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will North Carolina Central pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will Delaware State Make it Happen on the Road?

Delaware State has been the underdog in 19 of their 30 games this season, going 7-12 in those games. On the road, they have gone 7-7 this season, and they have won their last three games away from home.

Most recently, the Hornets beat South Carolina State, 71-58. Over their last 10 road games, Delaware State has gone 6-4.

Delaware State has a .500 record vs. the spread this season at 14-14. However, they have been much better on the road, going 10-4 ATS. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hornets are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Delaware State’s over/under record this season is 13-15 and today’s over/under line of 137.5 is below their average scoring total of 140.5 points per game. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 1-2.

In their recent game, the Hornets’ offense concluded with 71 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 70.9 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Deywilk Tavarez with 29 points. Martez Robinson also added 22 points for the Hornets.

In terms of defense, Delaware State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.2 points per game. Delaware State’s three-point defense is currently 161st in the country at 7.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.4% of their shots vs. Delaware State.

Will North Carolina Central Make it Happen at Home?

North Carolina Central has been a much better team at home this season, going 6-1 compared to 7-10 on the road. The Eagles have won six straight games at home, and they have gone 9-1 in their last 10 games at home. For the season, they have gone 10-3 as the favorite.

For the year, North Carolina Central has gone 17-12, and they have won their last two games. In their last game, they defeated Maryland Eastern Shore by a score of 87-81. The Eagles have gone 9-4 in Mid-Eastern Conference play, and they have gone 8-8 in non-conference action.

North Carolina Central has an ATS record of 16-8 this season, including a mark of 5-2 at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for North Carolina Central games is 16-8, and today’s over/under line of 137.5 is similar to their average over/under line of 138.8. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and the average scoring total in those games is 160 points.

In their latest game, North Carolina Central’s offense looked good, scoring 87 points against Maryland Eastern Shore. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.6% and made 28/36 free throws. Fred Cleveland Jr. led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Po’boigh King contributed 17 points for the Eagles.

So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 86th in the country at 68.9 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, the Hawks finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 81 points vs. North Carolina Central.