Maryland-Eastern Shore @ North Carolina Central
Current Records: Maryland-Eastern Shore 10-8; North Carolina Central 10-8
What to Know
The North Carolina Central Eagles are 12-1 against the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks since December of 2015, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success Monday. North Carolina Central has the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome Maryland-Eastern Shore at 7:30 p.m. ET Jan. 23 at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium. The teams split their matchups last year, with the Hawks winning the first 79-66 and the Eagles taking the second 68-56.
While not quite a landslide, the game between North Carolina Central and the Delaware State Hornets this past Saturday was still a pretty decisive one as North Carolina Central wrapped it up with a 74-55 win at home.
Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Maryland-Eastern Shore beat the South Carolina State Bulldogs 76-70 this past Saturday.
North Carolina Central is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7.5-point margin of victory. Those interested in the spread don’t face an easy decision since they are 10-3-1 ATS and Maryland-Eastern Shore 10-5.
The wins brought North Carolina Central up to 10-8 and Maryland-Eastern Shore to 10-8. A pair of stats to keep an eye on: North Carolina Central enters the matchup with 17.1 takeaways on average, good for 16th best in college basketball. But the Hawks are even better: they come into the contest boasting the 15th most takeaways per game in college basketball at 17.4. We’ll see if that edge gives Maryland-Eastern Shore a route to victory.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium — Durham, North Carolina
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $29.40
The Eagles are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
North Carolina Central have won 12 out of their last 13 games against Maryland-Eastern Shore.
- Mar 10, 2022 – North Carolina Central 68 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore 56
- Feb 21, 2022 – Maryland-Eastern Shore 79 vs. North Carolina Central 66
- Jan 24, 2022 -…