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Howard vs Coppin State Basketball Picks 2-26-24

Coppin State Eagles (2-22) vs. Howard Bison (12-15)
February 26, 2024 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Howard Bison -13.5; Over/Under: +138.5
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The Coppin State Eagles will play the Howard Bison in a MEAC game on Monday night at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, DC. Coppin State has lost eight games in a row, while Howard has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Coppin State vs Howard prediction.

Coppin State Preview

The Coppin State Eagles are 2-22 (1-9) this year after they lost to Norfolk State by a score of 68-66 in their last game. Coppin State trailed 30-24 at halftime, but did score 42 points in the second half for the narrow loss. The Eagles shot 32.7% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. Coppin State has lost eight games in a row and 15 of their last 16. The Eagles are scoring 58.1 points per game with 30.5 rebounds per game and 8.3 assists per game, while allowing 73.4 points against per game this year. Justin Winston is averaging 13.4 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 1.3 steal per game. Coppin State is shooting 37.3% from the field, 72.3% on free throws, and 27.4% on three pointers this season.

Howard Preview

The Howard Bison are 12-15 (6-4) this season after they defeated Morgan State by a score of 78-72 in their last game. Howard trailed 37-35 at the half, but out scored Morgan State 43-35 in the second half for the win. The Bison are scoring 43.4% from the field and were +14 in rebounding margin in the game. Howard lost to South Carolina State by a score of 75-68 in the game prior to Morgan State, but did beat NC Central and Delaware State before that. The Bison are scoring 75.4 points per game with 35.6 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, while giving up 75.7 points against per game this season. Bryce Harris is averaging 16.2 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists per game. Howard is shooting 45.2% from the field, 73.9% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers this year. 

Coppin State vs Howard Betting Prediction

Coppin State comes into this matchup with one of the worst records in the country and they only have two wins so far this season. The Eagles have lost eight games in a row and 15 of their last 16, and they are only scoring 58.1 points per game with 37.3% field goal shooting. Howard is 6-4 in conference play and they are currently tied for second in the MEAC standings. The Bison have had some struggles defensively, but that shouldn’t be a worry against this Coppin State offense. Coppin State is truly one of the worst teams in college basketball, so give me Howard to win big at home. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Howard -13.5

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David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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