Howard vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore - 3/2/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (5-24) at Howard Bison (2-27)
College Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Burr Arena)
The Line: Howard Bison -2.5 -- Over/Under: 140.5
The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and the Howard Bison meet in college basketball action from Burr Gymnasium on Monday.
Maryland Eastern Shore sits at 5-24 on the year. Since winning consecutive games versus Bethune Cookman and Florida A&M, MD Eastern Shore has fallen to NC Central, NC A&T and Delaware State in their last trio.
In the loss to Delaware State, Maryland Eastern Shore’s only double-digit scorer was AJ Cheeseman, who turned in 19 points and four assists. Both Glen Anderson and Bruce Guy hit eight points there, combining for 10 rebounds and four assists.
Over on the Howard side, they’re 2-27 this season. Howard is on an ugly 17-game losing streak right now, and they’ve fallen to Florida A&M, B-CU, NC A&T, NC Central and Norfolk State in their last five.
In the loss to Norfolk State, Howard’s top scorer was Nate Garvey with 16 points, two rebounds and two assists. Wayne Bristol was the only other Howard player in double-figures there with 11 points, four assists and six rebounds.
Howard is 2-6 ATS in their last eight Monday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss. Howard is 6-16 ATS in their last 22 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, Maryland Eastern Shore is 4-1 ATS in the last five Monday games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The over is 4-0 in MDES’ last four overall and 6-1 in the last seven after an ATS loss.
It’s been a pretty ugly three-game losing streak for Maryland Eastern Shore, as the team lost by 19 to NC Central, 21 to NC A&T and 19 to Delaware State. It’s rare to see MDES above 70 points these days, and often they land in the 50-something range as well.
Howard hasn’t got much to brag about this season either, but they’ve been within four points in two of their last five, so that’s… something, I guess. In any case, there’s not much to like here at all; it’ll be a competitive team featuring two bad teams. I’m taking Howard as the lesser of two evils, but there’s not much to get excited about here.