Delaware State Hornets at Howard Bison ATS Odds

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The Delaware State Hornets (3-25, 1-12 MEAC) can end a 16-game road losing streak when they clash against the Howard Bison (8-21, 5-8 MEAC) at Burr Arena. Action starts at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Delaware State Hornets at Howard Bison Betting Preview

The last time the Hornets played, they dismantled the Coppin State Eagles, 69-51. Marquis Collins was the games leading scorer with 23 points on 7-for-16 shooting. Delaware State dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.278 (above their season average of 0.197) and a turnover percentage of 14.0 (better than their season average of 19.8). For those same stats, Coppin State was 0.182 and 19.8, respectively.

The Bison are trying to rebound after their 83-66 loss to the North Carolina Central Eagles in their last outing. RJ Cole was the top scorer from either team with 24 points on 8-for-16 shooting. North Carolina Central had an effective field goal percentage of 0.652 (above their season average of 0.525). Howard, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 9.3 (better than their season average of 16.7).

It will be a showdown of opposite styles as the up-and-down Bison will look to push the more methodical Hornets. The Bison currently rank 60th in possessions per game while the Hornets are 293rd.

This is the first time these teams will meet this year. The Hornets won the lone game played against each other last season, 66-56. The Hornets dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a fantastic offensive rebounding percentage of 46.3 and a free throw rate of 0.197. The Bison were 23.5 and 0.151, respectively, for those same stats.

Delaware State Hornets at Howard Bison Odds Prediction

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Howard, ATS Winner – Howard, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Bison average 5.4 steals per game, which ranks 192nd in the NCAA. The Hornets rank 203rd in steals allowed per game (7.8).
  • Howard averages 23.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 113th in the NCAA. Delaware State ranks 274th in three pointers allowed per game (26.2).
  • The Hornets rank 194th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8) while the Bison rank 294th (40.4).
  • Howard ranks 217th in assists per game (12.2) while Delaware State ranks 264th (10.6).

Betting Trends:

  • The Bison’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 10.6, up from 7.4 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Hornets have scored an average of 60.4 points per game (2.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (10.1 below their season average).