Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks vs. Howard Bison Betting Odds

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The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks (6-20, 2-9 MEAC) will attempt to end a 12-game road losing streak when they take on the Howard Bison (7-19, 4-6 MEAC) at Burr Arena. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks vs. Howard Bison ATS Preview

The Hawks were blown out by the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in their last game, 87-67. With 21 points on 7-for-12 shooting, Miryne Thomas led Maryland Eastern Shore in scoring. Bethune-Cookman won the rebounding battle. The Wildcats had 11 offensive rebounds and 40 total rebounds, while the Hawks had six and 27, respectively. In the Bison’s last game, they were blown out by the Hampton Pirates, 95-81. RJ Cole was the games leading scorer with 27 points on 8-for-23 shooting. Hampton launched 15 three pointers, making eight of them (53.3 percent). Howard, meanwhile, was 6-22 (27.3 percent). It will be a battle of opposite styles as the up-and-down Bison (ranked 47th in the nation in possessions per game) will look to push the more methodical Hawks (296th in possessions per game). These teams have already met once this season. The Bison won 85-75. The Bison played a nearly perfect game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.250 and a turnover percentage of 13.4. The Hawks were 0.121 and 24.7, respectively, for those same stats. Cole scored a game-high 28 points.

Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks vs. Howard Bison Free Prediction

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Maryland Eastern Shore, ATS Winner – Maryland Eastern Shore, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Bison rank 223rd in assists per game (12.1) while the Hawks rank 263rd (10.6).
  • Howard averages 23.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 93rd in the NCAA. Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 228th in three pointers allowed per game (24.6).
  • The Bison average 34.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 204th in the NCAA. The Hawks rank 272nd in rebounds allowed per game (39.1).
  • Howard ranks 188th in steals per game (5.4) while Maryland Eastern Shore ranks 240th (4.5).

Betting Trends:

  • The Bison’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.0, down from 8.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Hawks have scored an average of 66.4 points per game (3.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.4 points per game (4.9 below their season average).