The Howard Bison and Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at The RAC.
Rutgers Looks for Fourth Straight Win
Rutgers comes into this game with a 3-1 record overall and after losing the first game, they have won three straight. Against Bryant two games ago they didn’t dominate and there concerns about how they would perform in the last game Georgetown. Rutgers scored 71 points and they ended up winning by 11. Derek Simpson ahd a strong game putting up 15 ponts, four assists, and one rebound. Rutgers on the season is averaging 66.8 points while their defense is giving up 57.5 points per game. The defense is ranked 22nd in the league.
Howard Has Been Competitive
Howard comes into this game with a 2-2 record but they almost picked up a third win against Georgia Tech. In the last game against Boston University, Howard gave up only 53 points and that led to the 11 point victory. Guard Bryce Harris was the top player for Howard putting up 19 points and nine rebounds. Howard on the season is averaging 81.8 points while their defense is giving up 82 points per game. Howard is most comfortable when they are pushing the pace. Guard Bryce Harris is averaging 18.5 points while shooting 57.4 percent from the field. There are five different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.
Shane’s Free Pick
Rutgers defense is going to lockdown here. Rutgers offense has been good, but in the last game they only scored 64 points. Rutgers is going to give up only 57.5 points per game and they are going to lockdown here. I am still not sold on the Howard offense, and that is going to be the difference here as Rutgers are going to get the job done. Back the Rutgers to cover the spread here.