NCAA hoops odds preview - Howard vs. Bethune-Cookman
Howard Bison vs Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Moore Gymnasium Monday as host Bethune-Cookman looks to handle the Howard Bison in NCAA hoops action.
The Wildcats currently sports a 9-16 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Bison are 6-20 and 1-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wildcats produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bison have gone 0-3 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 276 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bison, who rate No. 211 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 59-53 victory for the Wildcats.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Bethune-Cookman's No. 242-rated squad against Howard's No. 231-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Bethune-Cookman rates No. 233 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 348 nationally with 3 per match.
Defensively, Howard features the nation's No. 80-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.4 points per game. Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, comes in at No. 177 nationally in scoring at home.
Howard lost its last outing, a 46-45 result against Florida A&M on February 16. The Bison endured a 46-45 loss at the hands of the Rattlers on Saturday, despite a 11-point effort from Anton Dickerson at Teaching Gymnasium.
In their last action, Bethune-Cookman was an 81-75 loser on the road against North Carolina Central. Adrien Coleman was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 10 rebounds but North Carolina Central still won, 81-75, over Bethune-Cookman on Monday at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
Howard home to Coppin State, Saturday, February 23
Bethune-Cookman home to South Carolina State, Saturday, February 23