Coppin State Eagles (8-22) vs. North Carolina Central Eagles (15-14)
March 11, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -1 / Coppin State Eagles +1 ; Over/Under:
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The Coppin State Eagles and North Carolina Central Eagles meet Friday in the college basketball MEAC Semifinal at the Norfolk Scope Arena. The Coppin State Eagles look for a win after splitting their last six games. The North Carolina Central Eagles look for a win after splitting their last six games.
The Coppin State Eagles are averaging 67.1 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jesse Zarzuela is averaging 14.2 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Nendah Tarke is averaging 13.2 points and 7 rebounds. Tyree Corbett is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Cardaci is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Coppin State Eagles are shooting 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Coppin State Eagles are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game.
The North Carolina Central Eagles are averaging 72.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Justin Wright is averaging 13.7 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Randy Miller Jr. is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 rebounds. Kris Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Boone is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The North Carolina Central Eagles are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.9 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Central Eagles are allowing 32.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.9 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Eagles are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 neutral site games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The over is 7-3 in Eagles last 10 neutral site games. The under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 overall.
The North Carolina Central Eagles won both meetings this season and will have the best player on the floor. The Coppin State Eagles may have made it to this point, but it’s hard to ignore their entire body of work and the fact they lose on the year by an average of eight points while shooting 38.6 percent from the field. North Carolina Central is simply the better team, and it feels like a steal to get them in nearly a pick em spot.