North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State - 3/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State - 3/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Delaware State Hornets (5-25) at North Carolina Central Eagles (18-13)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -9 -- Over/Under: 146.5

TV: FLOHOOPS

The Delaware State Hornets and the North Carolina Central Eagles meet in college basketball action from Norfolk Scope on Wednesday. 

Coming into this MEAC Tournament matchup, Delaware is 6-25 overall. In their last four games, Delaware State is 3-1 with victories over MD Eastern Shore and Howard coming into the tournament, and another win over MD Eastern Shore to move on.
In the Tuesday tournament win over Maryland Eastern Shore, Delaware State’s leading scorer was John Crosby with 24 points, four assists and three rebounds. Myles Carter had a solid outing for Delaware State there as well with 21 points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal. 

Over on the North Carolina Central side, they’re 18-13 overall. Currently, NC Central is on a five-game winning streak, taking out MD Eastern Shore, Howard, SC State, Bethune-Cookman and NC A&T in that time. 

In the win over North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central’s leading scorer was CJ Keyser with 20 points, three rebounds and two assists. Jibri Blount doubled up with 19 points and 12 rebounds there, and Nicolas Fennell had 19 points, five rebounds and two assists. 

North Carolina Central is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games overall and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 neutral-site games. The over is 5-1 in North Carolina Central’s last six overall and the under is 27-11-1 in their last 39 games after an ATS win. 

Meanwhile, Delaware State is 4-0 ATS in their last four games after an ATS win and 5-0 ATS in their last five games overall. Delaware State is 4-1 ATS in their last five neutral-site games and the under is 19-7 in their last 26 neutral-site games. 

It’s been a nice run of games for NC Central over their last five, and they’ve put up 71 points or more in each of those games. After a bit of a lull, North Carolina Central is back to scoring with some pretty good regularity and they’re reaping the benefits of that. 

As for Delaware State, they seem to have found a bit of life over their last handful of games (albeit against bad teams) and on the whole they’re scoring pretty well—as they have for a good part of the season. Offensively I like Delaware State enough to hang around and bang out a cover here, but they’re also going to give up a ton of points in what should be a high-scoring game. 

Andrew’s Pick Delaware State Hornets +9

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.