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North Carolina Central vs Maryland-Eastern Shore 2/21/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (8-13) vs. North Carolina Central Eagles (13-11)
February 21, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -6 / Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks +6; Over/Under: +133
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The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks and the North Carolina Central Eagles meet in college basketball action from the MacDougald-McLendon Arena on Monday night.

The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks will try to snap a three-game losing skid after a 70-63 loss to South Carolina State last time out. Dom London leads the Hawks in scoring with 11.2 PPG and Zion Styles has 10.2 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for UMES up to this point in the season. Da’Shawn Phillip has 9 PPG with 4.5 RPG and a team-high 3.1 APG while Nathaniel Pollard Jr. has a team-high 6.8 RPG to lead the Hawks on the boards as well this season. As a team, Maryland-Eastern Shore is averaging 67.6 PPG on 40.8% shooting from the field, 32.5% from three and 64.6% from the foul line while allowing 66.7 PPG on 42.7% shooting from the field and 33.1% from three this season.

The NC Central Eagles hope to add to their four-game win streak after an 84-79 OT win over Delaware State last time out. Justin Wright leads the Eagles in scoring with 13.3 PPG along with 4.1 RPG while Randy Miller Jr. has 12.1 PPG and Kris Monroe has 10.1 PPG with a team-high 5.9 RPG to lead the Eagles on the glass and to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for the Eagles so far this season. Eric Boone also has a team-high 4 APG for the Eagles up to this point in the year. As a team, North Carolina Central is averaging 74.8 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 67.6% from the foul line while allowing 67.7 PPG on 42% shooting from the field and 30.8% from three this season.

Maryland-Eastern Shore is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games following an ATS loss. NC Central is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games against a team with a losing road record and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games against a team with a road winning percentage below .400 while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall.

I get the case to be made for NC Central laying points at home, but it’s so hard turning down points with the Hawks on the road as UMES has just been a cover machine away from home this season. I think this just comes down to a game where NC Central wins, but the Hawks cover, so give me Maryland-Eastern Shore and the points here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Maryland-Eastern Shore +6

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