The Howard Bison (1-7) will be at home in Burr Arena when they go head-to-head with the Penn Quakers (5-3). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Penn Quakers vs. Howard Bison Odds Preview
The Quakers defeated the Monmouth Hawks in their last outing, 101-96. With 21 points and 13 rebounds, Eddie Scott put together a solid game for Penn. Penn played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.390 (above their season average of 0.182) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.5 (above their season average of 24.6). Monmouth was 0.324 and 28.8, respectively, for those same stats.
The last time the Bison played, they defeated the Central Pennsylvania College Knights, 81-64. With 23 points on 10-for-25 shooting, Charles Williams was the top scorer from either team. Howard played a nearly flawless game. They had a turnover percentage of 17.3 (worse than their season average of 15.6) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.538 (above their season average of 0.430). Central Pennsylvania College was 23.6 and 0.434, respectively, for those same stats.
The offense of Howard will go head-to-head against the stingy defense of Penn. Since the 2016-17 season, the Bison rank 340th in offensive efficiency, while the Quakers are 77th in defensive efficiency. The Quakers figure to have the edge on that end of the court.
Penn Quakers at Howard Bison Free Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Howard, ATS Winner – Howard, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Quakers rank 131st in steals per game (6.5) while the Bison rank 205th in steals allowed per game (6.6).
- Penn ranks 88th in assists per game (14.8) while Howard ranks 318th (9.7).
- The Quakers rank 38th in three pointers attempted per game (25.2) while the Bison rank 252nd (19.0).
- Penn averages 36.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 141st in the NCAA. Howard ranks 303rd in rebounds allowed per game (38.8).