Hampton Pirates vs Howard Bison Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Howard vs Hampton battle Saturday at Burr Gymnasium as the Bison look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
Howard will face the 3-10 Pirates, who own a 0-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bison are 0-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pirates are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bison at No. 276 and the Pirates at No. 219 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 54-50 result in favor of the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Howard has the nation's No. 345-rated offensive output, at 54.4 PPG. The visiting Pirates defense ranks No. 100 allowing on average 63.1 PPG. The Bison FG% has averaged 39.4% so far, more than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 37.3% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hampton owns the country's No. 57-rated mark, allowing 63.6 points per game on the highway. Howard, on the other hand, rates No. 325 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Hampton was a 69-65 winner at home against James Madison. Hampton earned a 69-65 victory over James Madison on Monday, getting 19 points from Deron Powers at Hampton Convocation Center.
Howard was a 70-60 winner in its last match on the road against Coppin State. Howard earned a 70-60 victory over Coppin State on Saturday, getting 15 points from Mike Phillips at Physical Education Complex.
Hampton home to Quinnipiac, Monday, January 14
Howard home to Norfolk State, Monday, January 14