The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers and the Howard Bison meet in college basketball action from the Burr Gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon.
The Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers will look to rebound from a 68-59 loss to Robert Morris in their last game. Jalen Benjamin leads the Mountaineers in scoring and assists with 16.1 PPG and 4.4 APG while Dakota Leffew has 11.1 PPG and Malik Jefferson has 10.9 PPG with a team-high 7.8 RPG to lead the Mountaineers on the glass and to finish off the trio of double-digit scorers for Mount St. Mary’s this season. George Tinsley also has 6.1 RPG as well for the Mountaineers this season. As a team, Mount St. Mary’s is averaging 65 PPG on 41% shooting from the field, 34.3% from behind the arc and 71.2% from the foul line this season.
The Howard Bison will try to build on back-to-back wins after a 66-54 road win over Harvard in their last game. Steve Settle III has 12.6 PPG with 6.9 RPG to lead the Bison in scoring and on the glass while Elijah Hawkins has 12.5 PPG with 4.3 APG as the only other double-digit scorer for Howard up to this point in the season. Jordan Wood has 9.3 PPG with 4.1 RPG and Jelani Williams also has 8.5 PPG with 3.7 RPG and 2.4 APG as well this season. As a team, Howard is averaging 69.1 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 32.9% from three and 71.7% from the foul line this season.
Mount St. Mary’s is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 road games. Howard is 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games following a win and 2-10-1 ATS in their last 13 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall.
I get the reasoning for backing either side in this game, but I’m siding with Howard. I’ve just liked what the Bison have done a lot more compared to Mount St. Mary’s and the Bison have done well against a tougher schedule in my opinion. Give me the Bison at home in this one.