Coppin State Eagles take on Bison in NCAA basketball test
Coppin State Eagles vs Howard Bison Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Howard vs Coppin State battle Saturday at Burr Gymnasium as the Bison look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This season, the Bison are 6-21 overall and 1-4 ATS ATS, while the Eagles are 5-22 and 0-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Howard boasts a 0-3 on the OU, and Coppin State is 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison - Eagles odds would favor the Bison if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Howard is rated No. 206 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Coppin State is at No. 290. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 55-53 win for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Howard has the nation's No. 347-rated offensive output, at 51.7 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 281 allowing on average 71.3 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 36.7% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 36% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Coppin State owns the country's No. 229-rated mark, allowing 71.9 points per game on the highway. Howard, on the other hand, rates No. 345 in scoring at home.
Coppin State was a 64-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against MD-Eastern Shore. The Eagles got 20 points from Michael Murray, but it was MD-Eastern Shore that prevailed in a 64-62 final on Monday at Hytche Athletic Center.
Howard lost its last outing, a 64-50 result against Bethune-Cookman on February 18. Mike Phillips scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 64-50 to Bethune-Cookman at Moore Gymnasium on Monday).
Coppin State at Morgan State, Wednesday, February 27
Howard at MD-Eastern Shore, Monday, February 25