Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Aggies and Cougars. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Cougars at TD Arena in Charleston, SC. Get ready to place your bets! The odds for this Coastal Athletic Association conference game currently have Charleston as the -21 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 157.5 points.

NORTH CAROLINA A&T AGGIES VS CHARLESTON COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: North Carolina A&T Aggies +21

This game will be played at TD Arena at 8:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE NORTH CAROLINA A&T AGGIES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have Charleston winning straight-up, we like North Carolina A&T at +21.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the North Carolina A&T Defense Show Up on the Road?

North Carolina A&T comes into this game as a 21-point underdog, and they have gone 5-14 as the underdog this season. They are also 3-8 on the road, where they have lost two straight games.

Overall, the Aggies are just 7-16, and they have gone 2-11 in non-conference games. They are coming off a 69-65 loss to Elon, and they have gone 1-4 on the road over their last five games.

North Carolina A&T has an overall ATS record of 11-10 this season and they have gone 7-4 vs the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Aggies have a record of 10-9 vs the spread this year. In their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 6-4 vs the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is higher than the average over/under line in North Carolina A&T’s games this year (145.9). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. On average, the scoring total in their games over the last three games (120 points) is lower than their season average (146 points).

Most recently, the North Carolina A&T offense finished with just 65 points vs. Elon. For the game, they hit 9/26 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 39%. Offensively, the Aggies have a season long field goal percentage of 40%, which is 380th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 354th in percentage and 260th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the North Carolina A&T defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.6 points per game (300th). Against Elon, the Aggies’ defense gave up 69 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Elon only made 10 free-throws.

Does Charleston Have What it Takes at Home?

Charleston will be looking to bounce back from a two-game home losing streak when they host North Carolina A&T. So far this season, the Cougars are 7-2 at home and 16-7 overall.

Over their last 10 games at home, Charleston has gone 8-2. For the season, they have been favored 17 times and have a record of 12-5 in those games.

When looking at Charleston’s ATS record this season, they are currently 9-12-1. At home, they are 4-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars have gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Charleston’s games this season (152.5). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 158 points.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Charleston’s offense scored 84 points against William & Mary. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45%, and they went 19/22 from the free-throw line. Ante Brzovic is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Ben Burnham brings a PPG average of 12.7 into the game.

At present, the Cougars’ defense is nationally ranked 250th, allowing 75.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. William & Mary, the Tribe finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 83 points vs. Charleston.