The North Carolina Central Eagles and Howard Bison meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Burr Gymnasium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The North Carolina Central Eagles Betting Preview
The North Carolina Central Eagles are averaging 76.8 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Justin Wright is averaging 15.5 points and 4.2 rebounds, while Brendan Medley-Bacon is averaging 11.1 points and 5.5 rebounds. Kris Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Boone is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The North Carolina Central Eagles are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Central Eagles are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game.
The Howard Bison Betting Preview
The Howard Bison are averaging 73.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 73 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Elijah Hawkins is averaging 12.9 points and 3.8 rebounds, while Steve Settle III is averaging 11.5 points and 1.2 assists. Shy Odom is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Jelani Williams is dishing 2.1 assists. The Howard Bison are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Howard Bison are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game.
North Carolina Central vs Howard Trends
The Eagles are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Bison are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Eagles last 4 overall. The over is 5-1 in Bison last 6 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Howard Bison are playing their best ball of the season, and they'll be up for this one at home, given a rare national TV game. Expect a packed house with a lot of energy. Howard wins at home as it is by an average of 13.8 points while shooting 50.5 percent from the field. I'll lay the bucket with the home team.