Betting on today’s Eagles and Eagles game? Catch the action at Physical Education Complex in Baltimore, MD, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. In this Mid-Eastern matchup, North Carolina Central is favored by -8 vs. Coppin State. The over/under for the game is 137.5 points.


The Pick: North Carolina Central Eagles -8

This game will be played at Physical Education Complex at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Not only will Coppin State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The Eagles Secure a Road Victory?

North Carolina Central comes into this game with a 15-11 record, including a 6-9 record on the road. They have won two straight games and are 5-5 in their last 10 games away from home.

On the season, the Eagles have been favored in nine games, going 7-2 in those contests. They are coming off a 93-81 win over Delaware State.

North Carolina Central has been solid against the spread this year, going 14-6. They have been even better vs. the spread as the favorite, going 7-2. On the road, their ATS mark is 10-5 and they are 4-1 vs. the number at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have gone 8-2.

This season, the over/under record for North Carolina Central games is 12-8 and today’s line of 137.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (138.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 157 points.

The North Carolina Central offense is coming off a game in which they scored 93 points vs. Delaware State. Overall their field goal percentage was 54.4% while connecting on 12 threes. Po’boigh King was the leading scorer for the Eagles, putting up 34 points. In addition, Fred Cleveland Jr. contributed 25 points.

At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 76th, allowing 68.2 points per game. Against Delaware State, the Eagles’ defense gave up 81 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Delaware State only made 10 free-throws.

Will the Eagles Make it Happen at Home?

Since Coppin State is 0-15 on the road this season, they will be happy to be playing at home, where they are 2-6. Their average scoring margin at home is -4.0, and they have lost their last four games at home.

Overall, Coppin State is 2-23 this season and has lost seven straight games. They are just 1-8 in Mid-Eastern Conference play compared to 1-15 in non-conference games.

As the underdog, Coppin State has an ATS record of 12-11 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 4-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Eagles have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Coppin State games this season (133.8). So far, 16 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average of 140 points compared to the season average of 130.5 points per game.

Coppin State is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 69 points versus Howard. This output is higher than their season-average of 58 points per game. On offense, Coppin State has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 37%. So far, they are 287th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 72%.

Coppin State’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 72.6 points per game. So far, the Coppin State defense is giving up an average of 10.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.6 times per game (706th).