The Howard Bison and Norfolk State Spartans meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Joseph G. Echols Hall. The Howard Bison look for their ninth win. The Norfolk State Spartans look for their 13th win.
The Howard Bison are averaging 70 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 73.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Elijah Hawkins is averaging 12.8 points and 3.2 rebounds, while Steve Settle III is averaging 11.5 points and 1.5 assists. Shy Odom is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Jordan Wood is dishing 0.8 assists. The Howard Bison are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Howard Bison are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Norfolk State Spartans are averaging 74.2 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Joe Bryant Jr. is averaging 16.5 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Kris Bankston is averaging 13.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Cahiem Brown is the third double-digit scorer and Christian Ings is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Norfolk State Spartans are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Norfolk State Spartans are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game.
The Bison are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Spartans are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 33-16-3 ATS in their last 52 home games. The under is 7-3 in Bison last 10 overall. The under is 5-2 in Spartans last 7 Saturday games. The favorite is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Howard Bison are playing better lately, but they've had no success on the road or as underdogs this season. The Norfolk State Spartans are a balanced team that covers numbers at home and wins at home by an average of 28.3 points. You could argue this line should be steeper. Give me Norfolk State and the chalk.