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Maryland-Eastern Shore vs Howard 2/14/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Howard Bison (12-10) vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (8-11)
February 14, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks +3.5 / Howard Bison -3.5; Over/Under: 139.5
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The Howard Bison will travel to the Hytche Athletic Center to take on the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks this Monday night in College Basketball action.

The Howard Bison won their 4th straight game and improved to 12-10 on the season after defeating the Delaware State Hornets, 85-72, this past Saturday. Howard was outstanding forcing turnovers against Delaware State and was able to hold off the Hornets for the victory after going into halftime with a 41-32 lead. Howard shot 48.2% from the field & 48.0% from beyond the arc while allowing Delaware State to shoot 57.1% from the field & 66.7% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Bison was Kyle Foster who had 27 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, & 4 steals.

On the season, Howard is averaging 78.2 ppg on 45.8% shooting from the field. The Bison are averaging 8.6 three-pointers per game on 37.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Howard has been led by Kyle Foster (15.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.0 spg), Steve Settle III (14.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.4 spg), Elijah Hawkins (12.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 6.0 apg, 2.6 spg), & Randall Brumant (9.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.3 apg).

Defensively, Howard is allowing their opponents to average 69.3 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Bison have a rebound margin of -1.7 and a turnover margin of 3.5.

The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks dropped to 8-11 on the season after being defeated by the Norfolk State Spartans, 70-63, this past Saturday. Maryland-Eastern Shore trailed by a 30-26 margin at halftime and could not fight back after the Spartans took a 60-51 lead with 7:01 left in regulation. Maryland-Eastern Shore shot 38.9% from the field & 33.3% from beyond the arc while allowing Norfolk State to shoot 51.0% from the field & 31.8% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Hawks was Zion Styles who had 14 points, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals.

On the season, Maryland-Eastern Shore is averaging 67.7 ppg on 40.8% shooting from the field. The Hawks are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Maryland-Eastern Shore has been led by Dom London (11.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg), Zion Styles (10.2 ppg, 3.89 rpg, 1.8 spg), Da’Shawn Phillip (8.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.6 spg), & Nathaniel Pollard Jr. (8.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.4 spg). Maryland-Eastern Shore has been without Dom London for the past two weeks and should be considered questionable for this matchup.

Defensively, Maryland-Eastern Shore is holding their opponents to an average of 66.0 ppg on 42.7% shooting from the field. The Hawks have a rebound margin of -0.6 and a turnover margin of 2.9.

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

Howard has been able to pick up some wins as of late, including a win at home against Maryland-Eastern Shore, however, however, this is a team that has been below average defensively (191st in scoring defense; 172nd in defensive FG%) and has just a 4-7 record on the road. Maryland-Eastern Shore has won 3 of their last 5 games and as I think their defense, which ranks 91st in scoring defense & 7th in steals per game, will be able to keep this game competitive, I think the play here is to take Maryland-Eastern Shore and the points. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick: Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks +3.5

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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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