Howard Bison (7-9) vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (5-8)
January 9, 2023 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks -2.5 / Howard Bison +2.5; Over/Under: +135.5
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The Howard Bison and Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks meet Monday in college basketball action at the Hytche Athletic Center. The Howard Bison look to get back to a .500 record. The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks look to get back to a .500 record.
The Howard Bison are averaging 70 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Elijah Hawkins is averaging 12.8 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Steve Settle III is averaging 11.5 points and 1.5 assists. Shy Odom is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Jordan Wood is dishing 0.8 assists. The Howard Bison are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Howard Bison are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks are averaging 66.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Kevon Voyles is averaging 11.8 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Da’Shawn Phillip is averaging 10.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. Zion Styles is dishing 1 assist and Nathaniel Pollard Jr. is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free thitem line. The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks are allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game.
The Bison are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Monday games. The Hawks are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 Monday games and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Bison last 9 overall. The under is 11-5-1 in Hawks last 17 overall. The home team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The favorite is 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
These are two bad teams, and I’m not eager to back either one, but the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks are playing the better ball, and they’re at home. Maryland-Eastern Shore wins at home by an average of 26.6 points, while Howard loses on the road by an average of 13.4 points. I’ll lay the bucket with the Hawks.