North Carolina Central vs. Howard - 2/19/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Howard Bison (8-20) at North Carolina Central Eagles (13-13)
College Basketball: Monday, February 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm (McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium)
The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
MEAC college basketball action features the North Carolina-Central Eagles against the Howard Bison.
The Howard Bison are not going to challenge in the MEAC and their struggles winning away from home have been a major reason. Howard comes off of an 83-69 defeat at the North Carolina A&T. The Bison were outshot 48.4%-44.6% with the Aggies totaling eight more shots.
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RJ Cole was Howard’s go to scorer with 21 points and five assists on 7-18 from the floor followed by Dalique Mingo with 18 points on 6-9 accuracy. Charles Williams gave the Bison eleven points on 5-14 while Cameron Lewis added eight points and six rebounds on 3-8.
The North Carolina-Central Eagles are not the team we have come to know in recent years and their record says as much. North Carolina-Central had dropped four in a row before getting in the win column with a 77-49 versus UMES. The Eagles sank half their looks and allowed 31.5% shooting for a difference of 14 field goals.
Pablo Rivas topped a balance NCCU offense with 15 points and nine rebounds with Reginald Carter right in his shadows with 14 points. The Eagles saw 13 points from John Guerra while the duo of Jordan Perkins and Raasean Davis netted nine points apiece and combined for 13 rebounds.
Howard are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and over is 7-3 in Howard last 10 overall. Under is 14-4-1 in NCCU last 19 home games and NCCU are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and under is 23-8-1 in NCCU last 32 overall.
Howard has done nothing on the road but the team has been competitive at times which has me looking at the points…