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Howard Bison vs Terriers College Hoops Game Preview

Howard BisonBoston University Terriers
Dec 29, 5:00 PM | UCF Arena

Howard Bison vs Boston University Terriers Odds


College hoops betting interest focuses on the Boston University vs Howard battle Saturday at UCF Arena as the Terriers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The game is being played at UCF Arena, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Bison will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 1-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Terriers are 0-1 ATS. Howard is 0-1 against the total, while Boston University is 0-1 versus the number.

View Howard vs Boston University Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Terriers, most recently No. 185 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bison, who rate No. 258 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-52 victory for the Terriers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 281 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with Boston University’s No. 277 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Boston University is the No. 39-ranked team in the country at 8 per game, while Howard rates No. 347 at 2.6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Howard owns the country's No. 123-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. Boston University, on the other hand, rates No. 255 in scoring at home.

Howard lost its last outing, a 62-45 result against Central Florida on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 15.5-point underdog. The Bison got 9 points from Anton Dickerson, but it was Central Florida that prevailed in a 62-45 final on Friday at UCF Arena.

Boston University lost its last outing, a 64-48 result against Belmont on December 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Belmont earned a 64-48 victory over Boston University on Friday, getting 15 points from Blake Jenkins at UCF Arena.

Next up:
Howard at Coppin State, Saturday, January 5
Boston University at Maine, Wednesday, January 2