North Carolina A&T vs. Delaware State - 3/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Delaware State Hornets (4-27) at North Carolina A&T Aggies (18-13)
College Basketball: Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: North Carolina A&T Aggies -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Norfolk Scope on Monday, the Delaware State Hornets and the North Carolina A&T Aggies will be meeting up in MEAC Tournament college basketball activity.
Delaware State enters this game with a 4-27 record overall. The Hornets are 2-2 in their last four games, and beat Morgan State on Thursday. In that one, Delaware State forward Simon Okolue put up 24 points.
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Heading up the scoring for the Hornets this season is Kobe Gantz (who is currently injured) with 11.6 PPG in seven games. Okolue (11.2 PPG; 7.1 RPG) and Artem Tavakalyan (11.0 PPG; 5.3 RPG) are also in double-figures for Delaware State.
Over on the North Carolina A&T side, they’re 18-13 on the year. The Aggies have lost two of their last three games, and fell to North Carolina Central on Thursday. In that game, North Carolina A&T forward Femi Olujobi was tops on 15 points.
Olujobi is the lead scorer for the Aggies this year with his 16.4 PPG and 7.8 RPG—also a team-high. The only other North Carolina A&T player averaging in double-figures this season is Davaris McGowens with 10.9 PPG and 5.6 RPG.
Delaware State is 2-5 ATS in their last seven following a straight-up win and 5-14 ATS in their last 19 neutral-site games. The Hornets are also 1-5 ATS in their last six Monday games and 1-5 ATS in their last six overall.
Meanwhile, North Carolina A&T is 5-2 ATS in the last seven Monday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 neutral-site games. The Aggies are also 0-4 ATS in the last four versus the MEAC and 4-0 ATS in their last four following a straight-up loss.
Delaware State has been giving up a lot of points in their last three games, with at least 80 in two of those. The Aggies won both meetings between these teams this year, 76-66 and 54-51. North Carolina A&T has been scoring reasonably well lately, so I’m going with the Aggies to cover here.