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NC Central vs MD-Eastern Shore Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/23/23

Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (8-8) vs. North Carolina Central Eagles (9-8)
January 23, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -7.5 / Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks +7.5 ; Over/Under: -
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The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and the North Carolina Central Eagles meet Monday in college basketball action from McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium. MD Eastern Shore is 10-8 on the year. The Hawks beat South Carolina State on Saturday. As for NC Central, they’re 10-8 as well following a win over Delaware State in their Saturday game. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

MD Eastern Shore Hawks 

MD Eastern Shore won just seven of their first 14 games over Bryn Athyn, Marist, Lehigh, Summit, Temple, Columbia and St. Mary’s MD. After a loss to Norfolk State the Hawks beat Howard, Delaware State and SC State. 

Matched up against SC State on Saturday, the Hawks trailed 35-30 going into the second half. MD Eastern Shore rallied on a 46-35 run from there and took the victory 76-70. Kevon Voyles led the way on 27 points with seven rebounds. 

NC Central Eagles

Over on the NC Central side, they were also 7-7 through 14 with wins over MACU, Gardner-Webb, Montreat, UNC Asheville, St. Andrews, the Citadel and Toccoa Falls. It’s been a 3-1 run since then with a lone loss to Morgan State. 

On Saturday versus Delaware State, the Eagles were up 34-24 at the break. NC Central hit another 40 points in the second half on the way to a 74-55 victory. Brendan Medley-Bacon put up 21 points with seven rebounds as the high team scorer.


I’m going to take a stab on NC Central here. You could make a good case either way, though; this is shaping up to be one of the more competitive matchups of the Monday slate. NC Central is 5-1 in their last six games and they’ve hit 71 or more points in five of those outings. Another good scoring effort here will put the Hawks in a nice cover spot. As for MD Eastern Shore, they’re 7-1 in their last eight games with 68 or more points in seven of those. I like this matchup to be a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair with NC Central eking out a late cover. Should be a fun one to watch. 

Andrew's Free Pick: NC Central Eagles -7.5

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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