North Carolina Central vs Delaware State Basketball Picks 2-26-24


The Delaware State Hornets and the NC Central Eagles meet in college basketball action from the McDougald-McLendon Arena on Monday night. Who comes out on top in Monday’s college basketball MEAC-tion? Let’s dive in and find out with our Delaware State vs. NC Central Prediction.

Delaware State Team Preview

The Delaware State Hornets come into this game looking to rebound from a 69-62 loss to South Carolina State last time out. Martaz Robinson leads the Hornets in scoring and rebounding with 15.8 PPG and 6.3 RPG along with 2.2 APG while Jevin Muniz has 14.7 PPG with 3.8 RPG and 3.3 APG. Deywilk Tavarez has 12.2 PPG with a team-high 3.5 APG to lead the Hornets in assists while also rounding out the group of double-digit scorers for Delaware State up to this point in the year. As a team, Delaware State is averaging 70.6 PPG on 43.4% shooting from the field, 31.4% from three and 70.2% from the foul line this season.

NC Central Team Preview

The NC Central Eagles come into this game looking to build on an 88-55 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore last time out. Ja’Darius Harris leads the Eagles in scoring with 15.3 PPG along with 3.5 RPG while Fred Cleveland Jr. has 15 PPG along with 3.6 RPG and a team-high 4.7 APG to lead the Eagles in the assist department. Po’Boigh King has 14.4 PPG along with 4.9 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for NC Central so far this season. Emmanuel Izunabor also has a team-high 5.2 RPG to lead the Eagles on the glass up to this point in the year. As a team, NC Central is averaging 75.8 PPG on 45% shooting from the field, 32.7% from three and 69% from behind the arc this season. NC Central will meet Coppin State after this one.

Delaware State vs. NC Central Prediction

I’m on NC Central here. The Eagles have had the upper hand head-to-head with Delaware State, having won 9 straight meetings and also covering the number in 7 of those 9 games. The Hornets also haven’t been consistent offensively. Sure, they’ve been playing a lot of close games as of late, but I think NC Central’s the better team here and should be able to bag a win and cover at home in this one.

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