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College Basketball Matchup - North Carolina Central Eagles Howard Bison Odds Preview

Howard BisonNorth Carolina Central Eagles
Jan 21, 7:30 PM | McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium

Howard Bison vs North Carolina Central Eagles Odds

4-15TEAM RECORD10-7

The North Carolina Central Eagles host Howard on Monday, looking to build on their 10-7 mark against the 4-15 Bison in college hoops action at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.

The Bison will look to vanquish their hosts on Monday, as they are 1-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 0-3 ATS. Howard is 0-3 against the total, while North Carolina Central is 0-0 versus the number.

View Howard vs North Carolina Central Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 41 and the Bison at No. 259 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-52 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina Central's No. 97 nationally ranked offense (70.9 points per game) against a Bison defense that sits as the No. 93 at 62.8 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 46.9% from the field, more than the Bison have managed so far this season (38.2% on average).

Defensively, Howard features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.7 points per game. North Carolina Central, meanwhile, comes in at No. 65 nationally in scoring at home.

Howard was a 61-37 loser in its last match on the road against North Carolina A&T. Howard was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by North Carolina A&T and falling by a 61-37 score at Corbett Center.

North Carolina Central was a 75-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Bethune-Cookman. The Eagles got a terrific 26-point effort from Ray Willis as North Carolina Central defeated Bethune-Cookman 75-66 on Monday at Moore Gymnasium.

Next up:
Howard at Delaware State, Wednesday, January 23
North Carolina Central home to Coppin State, Saturday, January 26