Howard Bison vs Liberty Flames Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
Liberty Flames vs Howard Bison Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Howard vs Liberty battle Saturday at Burr Gymnasium as the Bison look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Bison bring a 2-8 record (1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-8 Flames, who are 0-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Howard go 0-0 so far and the Flames go 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bison sit at No. 200 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flames sit at No. 306 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bison will win this game 52-50.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Howard's No. 341 nationally ranked offense (54.4 points per game) against a Flames defense that sits as the No. 212 at 67.8 PPG. The Bison have been averaging 39.6% from the field, less than the Flames have managed so far this season (39.9% on average).
Defensively, Liberty features the nation's No. 176-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Howard, meanwhile, comes in at No. 310 nationally in scoring at home.
Liberty was a 76-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Southern Virginia. Liberty cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Southern Virginia out of the gym and running up a 76-51 score at Vines Center.
Howard was a 78-69 loser in its last match on the road against William & Mary. Howard suffered a 78-69 loss against William & Mary on Thursday, getting 24 points from Calvin Thompson in a losing effort at Kaplan Arena.
Liberty at Iona, Tuesday, December 18
Howard at Oregon State, Wednesday, December 19