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Howard vs Coppin State 2/21/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Coppin State Eagles (5-20) vs. Howard Bison (14-10)
February 21, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Howard Bison -7 / Coppin State Eagles +7 ; Over/Under: 150.5
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The Coppin State Eagles will travel to Burr Gymnasium to take on the Howard Bison this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The Coppin State Eagles lost their 4th straight game and dropped to 5-20 on the season after being defeated by the Norfolk State Spartans, 89-59, this past Saturday. Coppin State had no answers on either end of the court for Norfolk State and could not fight back after the Spartans took a 60-31 lead with 13:02 left in regulation. Coppin State shot just 32.1% from the field & 22.6% from beyond the arc while allowing Norfolk State to shoot 46.9% from the field & 38.9% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Eagles was Nendah Tarke who had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block, & 4 steals.

On the season, Coppin State is averaging 66.9 ppg on 38.2% shooting from the field. The Eagles are averaging 8.3 three-pointers per game on 28.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Coppin State has been led by Jesse Zarzuela (14.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.2 spg), Tyree Corbett (13.6 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 1.0 apg), Nendah Tarke (13.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.4 apg, 3.0 spg), & Kyle Cardaci (7.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.4 spg). Jesse Zarzuela has missed the last three games due to an undisclosed injury should be considered questionable for this matchup.

Defensively, Coppin State is allowing their opponents to average 76.2 ppg on 42.5% shooting from the field. The Eagles have a rebound margin of -9.3 and a turnover margin of 0.2.

The Howard Bison won their 6th straight game and improved to 14-10 on the season after defeating the Morgan State Bears, 68-66, this past Saturday. Howard trailed by a 37-28 margin at halftime, however, the Bison were outstanding offensively in the 2nd half and was able to take the lead for good after a pair of FT’s by Kyle Foster gave Howard a 67-65 lead with :33 seconds left in regulation. Howard shot 38.6% from the field & 23.8% from beyond the arc while allowing Morgan State to shoot 37.1% from the field & 8.3% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bison was Kyle Foster who had 18 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, & 1 steal.

On the season, Howard is averaging 77.8 ppg on 45.5% shooting from the field. The Bison are averaging 8.6 three-pointers per game on 36.8% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Howard has been led by Kyle Foster (16.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg), Steve Settle III (14.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.4 spg), Elijah Hawkins (12.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 6.1 apg, 2.5 spg), & Randall Brumant (9.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.2 apg, 1.4 bpg).

Defensively, Howard is allowing their opponents to an average of 69.2 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Bison have a rebound margin of -2.6 and a turnover margin of 3.4.

The Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall & 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss. The Bison are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss, however, are just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Coppin State has really struggled on both ends of the court this season as the Eagles come into this game ranked just 280th in scoring defense, 346th in FG%, & 321st in scoring defense. Howard has been solid offensively this season, ranking 37th in scoring offense, 101st in FG%, & 44th in 3P-FG%, however, the defense has been a bit below average, ranking t-185th in scoring defense. Coppin State was able to get a victory over Howard at home earlier this season, however, between the fact that the Eagles are just 3-15 on the road and that they most likely will be without Jesse Zarzuela, I think the Howard offense will have no trouble putting up enough points to cover this mid-range home spread. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick: Howard Bison -7

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Brett Nault

Brett has been involved with sports his entire life, whether playing them or betting on them, and loves using his education in data analytics to break down all matchups to get you a competitive edge. Follow Brett Nault on Twitter @BrettCU05

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