Coppin State Eagles at North Carolina Central Eagles 2018-03-06 - Free Pick

Coppin State Eagles at North Carolina Central Eagles 2018-03-06 -  Free Pick

The North Carolina Central Eagles (12-15) will meet the Coppin State Eagles (5-26) here at Norfolk Scope in Norfolk, Virginia in this tussle. The line on the Eagles is -7.0 while the total shows at 128.5. For those looking to deliver a slam dunk with your college basketball picks today, you have come to the right place.

Playing out of the Mid-Eastern, the Coppin State Eagles rank number 11 in conference play. On the national stage, the Eagles currently sit at number 346 overall on the oddsmakers power ratings poll.

The North Carolina Central Eagles currently rank number 5 in Mid-Eastern conference play and when stacked up against all the college basketball teams in the country, they currently sit at number 308 according to national oddsmakers.


Taking a look at the Sportsbook reports on game day morning, these are the reported consensus trends in betting volume from participating sportsbooks. Note that these numbers will change as more action comes in as we get closer to game time, but it is always worth a look at the morning reports just to see where the money is going.

  • Betting Coppin State against the spread(7.0): 8%
  • Betting Coppin State to win straight up(260): 16%
  • Betting North Carolina Central against the spread(-7.0): 92%
  • Betting North Carolina Central to win straight up(-325): 84%
  • Betting Over the Total(128.5): 6%
  • Betting Under the Total(128.5): 94%

Important to remember that the above consensus numbers are an early snapshot of public action. The Professional Handicappers League has a few professional consensus services for those looking for a consensus of expert sports picks. Personally, we like to know where the money goes early, especially looking for drastic early money on one side, which is often "smart money", whereas heavy action closer to game time is usually "square money".


The North Carolina Central Eagles is a team we have a pretty strong read on and have had a lot of success betting or against. We have placed 4 documented premium wagers on Eagles games in the last decade, winning 3, next to just 1 for a winning rate of 75.00% and profits of $1900.00. We do not have a premium selection in this game today, but we do have a strong opinion.

Some of the factors we look at are the total points being scored by both teams, which is 135.2. Together, the teams average 144.8 points allowed, which gives us expected total points of 140, which can be compared against the over/under offered by oddsmakers for those inclined to bet on totals.

To determine the game-winner and to consider the spread in a game we can look at point differential as well, but it is wise to weigh the power rating differential even more. In this game, which is considered "neutral", the power rating on the North Carolina Central Eagles is 61.5 while the Coppin State Eagles bring a rating of 54.0, meaning, a reasonable line on this game for North Carolina Central is -7.5.

Taking everything into consideration we do have a free pick opinion on this game.

Ben Obama says, take the North Carolina Central Eagles -7/-106
(Record for Professional Handicapper Ben Obama betting on or against the North Carolina Central Eagles: 3-1/75.00%, +1900.00)


Posted on Monday, March 5, 2018 by Ben Obama
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