NCAA hoops odds preview - Howard vs. Coppin State
Howard Bison vs Coppin State Eagles Odds
The Coppin State Eagles host Howard on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-12 mark against the 3-12 Bison in college hoops action at Physical Education Complex.
The Bison will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 1-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Eagles are 0-1 ATS. Howard is 0-2 on the totals; Coppin State is 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 278-ranked Eagles and the No. 266-rated Bison in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 55-53 win for the Eagles on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Coppin State's No. 265 nationally ranked offense (63.7 points per game) against a Bison defense that sits as the No. 139 at 64.5 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 35.7% from the field, less than the Bison have managed so far this season (38.7% on average).
Defensively, Howard features the nation's No. 128-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Coppin State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 180 nationally in scoring at home.
Howard was a 71-44 loser in its last match on the road against Boston University. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Howard was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Boston University and falling by a 71-44 score at UCF Arena.
Last time out for Coppin State, they were a 91-63 loser as they battled Akron on the road. Coppin State was run off the court by the Zips on Wednesday as Akron routed them 91-63 at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Howard home to Hampton, Saturday, January 12
Coppin State home to Savannah State, Saturday, January 12