Howard Bison vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Prediction

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Expect a fast-paced game when the Howard Bison (5-2) travel to Appalachian State to play the Mountaineers (2-5). The game begins at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 4, 2018.

Howard Bison at Appalachian State Mountaineers Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Mountaineers lost a tough one against the East Carolina Pirates, 83-81, while the Bison won a close one over the California Baptist Lancers, 86-84.

Howard dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.3 (better than their season average of 14.8) and a free throw rate of 0.267 (matching their season average). California Baptist recorded marks of 19.4 and 0.242, respectively, for those same stats. Appalachian State, meanwhile, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.557 vs. 0.492). Appalachian State was led by Ronshad Shabazz, who recorded 25 points. RJ Cole had a good game for Howard, contributing 31 points, six rebounds and five assists.

There should be a fair amount of transition offense in this battle that features two of the nation’s more fast-paced teams. Appalachian State ranks 50th in possessions per game (72.9) and Howard is 34th (73.5) since the 2017-18 season.

Howard Bison vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Appalachian State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Appalachian State averages 38.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 37th in the nation. Howard ranks 315th in rebounds allowed per game (40.1).
  • The Bison average 5.9 steals per game, which ranks 185th in the country. The Mountaineers rank 210th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
  • The Mountaineers rank 78th in assists allowed per game (12.2) while the Bison rank 291st (15.6).
  • Appalachian State ranks 36th in three pointers allowed per game (19.3) while Howard ranks 177th (22.1).