College Basketball Matchup - Howard Bison South Carolina State Bulldogs Odds Preview
South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Howard Bison Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for South Carolina State when they take on the Howard Bison on Monday in college hoops betting action.
The Bison are 4-18 so far on the season, and 1-4 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 4-16 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Howard go 0-3 and the Bulldogs go 0-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 252-rated Bison and the No. 324-ranked Bulldogs, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 51-50 result in favor of the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Howard's No. 347 nationally ranked offense (51.4 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 321 at 74.3 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 36.8% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (39.9% on average).
Defensively, South Carolina State features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.6 points per game. Howard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 345 nationally in scoring at home.
South Carolina State was a 64-60 loser in its last match at home against Hampton. South Carolina State got 18 points from Matthew Hezekiah but lost anyway, 64-60, to Hampton on Wednesday at SHM Memorial Center.
Howard lost its last outing, a 52-42 result against Savannah State on February 2. Brandon Ford scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 52-42 to Savannah State at Burr Gymnasium on Saturday).
South Carolina State at Savannah State, Saturday, February 9
Howard home to MD-Eastern Shore, Saturday, February 9