MEAC Tournament - Delaware State Hornets home to Howard Bison in NCAA Basketball betting action
Howard Bison vs Delaware State Hornets Odds
The Delaware State Hornets will be trying to slam the Howard Bison on Tuesday when the teams tip off at Norfolk Scope Arena in college betting action.
It's a game in the MEAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Norfolk Scope Arena.
The Hornets sport records of 13-17 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bison have 7-23 and 1-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Hornets and 0-3 for the Bison.
The Hornets were listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 255-ranked Hornets and the No. 187-rated Bison in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 55-50 win for the Hornets on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 197 in NCAA hoops at 34.1 per game. Contrast that with Delaware State’s No. 280 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Delaware State is the No. 261-ranked team in the country at 5.3 per game, while Howard rates No. 347 at 3.2 per game.
Defensively, Howard features the nation's No. 54-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.2 points per game. Delaware State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 308 nationally in scoring at home.
Howard was a 56-53 loser in its last match at home against Delaware State. Mike Phillips scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 56-53 to Delaware State at Burr Gymnasium on Saturday).
Delaware State was a 62-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against South Carolina State. Casey Walker scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Hornets to a win (they lost 62-60 to South Carolina State at SHM Memorial Center on Thursday).