North Carolina Central vs Delaware State Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The No. 2 seed North Carolina Central Eagles (17-11, 10-4 MEAC) face off against the No. 7 seed Delaware State Hornets (6-23, 4-10 MEAC) in the MEAC Tournament Wednesday at Norfolk Scope, beginning at 8:30 PM. Both teams will attempt to get one step closer to securing an automatic place in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

Wednesday’s matchup between the Eagles and the Hornets sees the Eagles as a double-digit favorite by 11.5 points. The over/under for the game is 133.5.

North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State Odds

Point Spread for North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State

The spread for this matchup is set at 11.5 points, with oddsmakers listing North Carolina Central as the favorite.

North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, North Carolina Central has -723 odds to pick up the win, while Delaware State is listed at +498 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Arena: Norfolk Scope

North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State Betting Trends

Against the spread, North Carolina Central is 14-8-2 this year. The Eagles have been chosen as favorites in 12 games this year and have walked away with the win 11 times (91.7%) in those games. North Carolina Central’s games this year have hit the over on 12 of 28 set point totals.

Against the spread, Delaware State is 14-13-1 this year. The Hornets have been the underdog on the moneyline 21 total times this season. They’ve finished 4-17 in those games. Delaware State’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 15 times in 28 opportunities (53.6%).

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North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State Key Players to Watch

North Carolina Central

Justin Wright paces the Eagles at 16 points per game, while also putting up 2.1 assists and 5 rebounds. Brendan Medley-Bacon paces his team in rebounds per game (5.6), and also posts 12.1 points and 0.8 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.5 steals and 2 blocked shots. Eric Boone averages a team-leading 5.3 assists per game. He is also putting up 7.2 points and 4.6 rebounds, shooting 39.8% from the floor. Kris Monroe is tops on his team in rebounds per game (5.6), and also averages 10 points and 0.7 assists. At the other end, he delivers 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.

Delaware State

Martez Robinson is averaging team highs in points (11.8 per game) and rebounds (5.6). And he is contributing 2.7 assists, making 44.7% of his shots from the field. Jevin Muniz is averaging 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest, making 35.9% of his shots from the floor and 26.7% from beyond the arc, with 1 triples per game. Brandon Stone gets the Hornets 11.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.4 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Corey Perkins tops the Hornets in assists (3.9 per game), and puts up 5.6 points and 1.9 rebounds. He also delivers 1.3 steals and 0 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the North Carolina Central Eagles

North Carolina Central is 6-7-1 ATS in conference action this season. The Eagles rank 88th in college basketball with 75.5 points per game this year. At the other end, they rank 60th with 65.9 points allowed per contest. North Carolina Central is pulling down 32.6 rebounds per game (121st-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 28.3 rebounds per contest (33rd-ranked).

North Carolina Central is 221st in the nation with 7 treys per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 123rd with a 35.2% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Eagles are ceding 6.3 threes per game (66th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while allowing a 30.6% three-point percentage (27th-ranked).

The Eagles have a 4-5-1 record against the spread while finishing 7-3 overall over their past 10 games. In its past 10 contests, North Carolina Central has hit the over three times. On the offensive side of the ball, North Carolina Central has struggled over its last 10 games, scoring 71.3 points per contest over that span compared to the 75.5 it has racked up over the course of this season. North Carolina Central’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (64.2) is 1.7 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (65.9).

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What you need to know about the Delaware State Hornets

Delaware State and its opponents have combined to go over the point total nine out of 15 times this year in MEAC play. Offensively, the Hornets are the 23rd-worst team in the country (64.8 points per game). Defensively, they are 313th (75 points allowed per game). Delaware State is 202nd in the nation in rebounds per game (31.4) and 235th in rebounds allowed (31.9).

Delaware State makes 5.7 3-pointers per game and shoots 31.9% from beyond the arc, ranking 332nd and 307th, respectively, in the nation. In 2022-23 the Hornets are eighth-worst in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (9.3 per game) and -4-worst in defensive 3-point percentage (39.9%).

The Hornets have gone 3-7 over their last 10 games, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread in that span. Five of Delaware State’s last 10 contests have hit the over. Delaware State is putting up 68 points per contest over its previous 10 games, which is 3.2 more than its average for the season (64.8). The Hornets are giving up 74.7 points per contest over their previous 10 games, which is 0.3 fewer points than they are allowing for the season (75).

North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is North Carolina Central, and we predict that North Carolina Central will cover the spread (North Carolina Central -11.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet North Carolina Central vs. Delaware State

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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