College Basketball Matchup - North Carolina Central Eagles Howard Bison Odds Preview
Howard Bison vs North Carolina Central Eagles Odds
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.
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.
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.
Howard at Delaware State, Wednesday, January 23
North Carolina Central home to Coppin State, Saturday, January 26