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Coppin State vs North Carolina Central 1/9/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

North Carolina Central Eagles (6-8) vs. Coppin State Eagles (6-12)
January 9, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Coppin State Eagles +1.5 / North Carolina Central Eagles -1.5; Over/Under: +156.5
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The NC Central Eagles and the Coppin State Eagles meet in college basketball action from the PE Complex on Monday night.

The NC Central Eagles will try to bounce back from a 78-73 OT loss to Morgan State last time out. Justin Wright leads NC Central in scoring with 15.5 PPG while Kris Monroe has 10.2 PPG with a team-high 5.2 RPG to lead the Eagles on the glass and Brendan Medley-Bacon has 10.2 PPG with 4.9 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for NC Central so far this season. Eric Boone also has 7.8 PPG with 4.4 RPG and a team-high 5.4 APG to lead the Eagles in the assist department this season. As a team, NC Central is averaging 79.5 PPG on 49% shooting from the field, 40.2% from three and 71% from the foul line this season.

The Coppin State Eagles will look to build on an 85-73 win over South Carolina State last time out. Sam Sessoms leads the Eagles in scoring and assists with 22.4 PPG and 5 APG in addition to 3.7 RPG while Nendah Tarke has 12 PPG with a team-high 5.9 RPG to lead Coppin State on the glass as the only other double-digit scorer for Coppin State up to this point in the year. Justin Winston has 9.4 PPG while Justin Steers also has 8.8 PPG and 4.7 RPG. As a team, Coppin State is averaging 75 PPG on 44.5% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 71.8% from the foul line this season.

NC Central is 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall. Coppin State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 home games.

I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m leaning towards the over as both teams have been able to put up points in bunches this season, but also, defense hasn’t necessarily been a priority on either side either. I think this one ends up being a bit of a track meet, so give me the over in this one.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Over 156.5

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