Savannah State vs. North Carolina Central - 3/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Central Eagles (16-15) at Savannah State Tigers (15-16)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: Savannah State Tigers 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The MEAC college basketball postseason pits the Savannah State Tigers against the North Carolina Central Eagles.
The North Carolina Central Eagles advanced to the MEAC quarterfinals with a 60-48 win versus Coppin State on Tuesday. North Carolina Central did not shoot the ball well at 33.3% but the defense allowed 28.3% shooting that made a 21-13 edge at the stripe decisive.
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Neither team had many options at the offensive end but NCCU saw Reginald Gardner Jr. lead all scorers with 20 points on 5-15 including 4-9 from distance and 6-8 at the stripe. Jordan Perkins gave North Carolina Central 12 points and five assists on 3-5 while Dominique Reid added nine points and six boards.
The Savannah State Tigers settled for third in the MEAC with a late three game slide denying the team a shot at an even better position. Savannah State scored the basketball at 87 points on 40.3% while allowing 94.6 points on 49.7% so this team preferred a track meet style versus the half court.
The Tigers were led by Dexter McClanahan with 15.4 points and four pulls followed by Alante Fenner with 14.4 points and another four boards while Javaris Jenkins and Zach Sellers gave Savannah State 10.6 points apiece. The offense received plenty of scoring because the team ran the floor and shot as quickly as possible.
Under is 15-3-1 in North Carolina Central last 19 neutral site games and North Carolina Central are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall and under is 24-9-1 in North Carolina Central last 34 overall. Under is 6-2 in Savannah State last 8 vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic.
Savannah State and their big offense have an edge here but their defense has to get a few stops…