American University Eagles at Howard Bison Free Prediction


The Howard Bison (5-3) will be at home in Burr Arena when they challenge the American University Eagles (5-2). Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

American University Eagles vs. Howard Bison ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Bison won big over the Washington Adventist Shock 115-91, while the Eagles barely escaped the George Mason Patriots 78-75.

The Eagles had a better turnover percentage (14.0 vs. 16.6) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.515 vs. 0.469). Meanwhile, Howard played a nearly flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.564 and a turnover percentage of 10.1. Washington Adventist put up marks of 0.419 and 13.6, respectively, for those same stats. Howard was lifted by Chad Lott, who finished with 27 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Sam Iorio had a good outing for American University, recording 17 points and 13 rebounds.

The Eagles won the only contest between these two teams last year, 74-63. American University made good use of their 26 trips to the free throw line, converting on 21 of them (80.8 percent). Howard, on the other hand, was 10-13 (76.9 percent).

It will be a matchup of conflicting tempos as the up-tempo Bison will look to push the slower-paced Eagles. Since last season, the Bison rank 39th in possessions per game while the Eagles are 323rd.

American University Eagles vs. Howard Bison Free Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Howard, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Howard ranks 155th in rebounds per game (36.0) while American University ranks 311th (30.3).
  • The Bison rank 167th in steals per game (6.0) while the Eagles rank 194th in steals allowed per game (6.8).
  • The Eagles rank 16th in three pointers allowed per game (17.9) while the Bison rank 164th (22.2).
  • American University ranks 153rd in assists allowed per game (13.2) while Howard ranks 260th (15.5).