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NCAA hoops odds preview - Howard vs. MD-Eastern Shore

Howard BisonMD-Eastern Shore Hawks
Feb 26, 4:00 PM | Hytche Athletic Center

Howard Bison vs MD-Eastern Shore Hawks Odds

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The MD-Eastern Shore Hawks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Howard Bison at Hytche Athletic Center on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Bison will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 0-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hawks are 1-1 ATS. Howard is 0-1 against the total, while MD-Eastern Shore is 1-1 versus the number.

View Howard vs MD-Eastern Shore Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 323-ranked Hawks and the No. 330-rated Bison in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 59-57 win for the Hawks on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up MD-Eastern Shore's No. 222 nationally ranked offense (67.4 points per game) against a Bison defense that sits as the No. 220 at 69.4 PPG. The Hawks have been averaging 41.1% from the field, more than the Bison have managed so far this season (38% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Howard owns the country's No. 170-rated mark, allowing 70.7 points per game on the highway. MD-Eastern Shore, on the other hand, rates No. 62 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Howard was a 66-64 loser at home against Bethune-Cookman. Howard suffered a 66-64 loss against Bethune-Cookman on Monday, getting 21 points from Alphonso Leary in a losing effort at Burr Gymnasium.

Last time out for MD-Eastern Shore, they were a 71-54 loser as they battled Morgan State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 15-point underdog. MD-Eastern Shore suffered a 71-54 loss against Morgan State on Monday, getting 11 points from Dishawn Bradshaw in a losing effort at Hill Field House.

Next up:
Howard home to Hampton, Thursday, March 3
MD-Eastern Shore home to Delaware State, Thursday, March 3

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