Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks vs Howard Bison Prediction 3/10
- Mar 10, 2023, 3:05:07 PM
The MEAC Tournament is in full swing, and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks will take on the Howard Bison in a matchup that could be a close one. The Bison are favored by 3.5 points, but the Hawks have been playing well lately and could give Howard a run for their money. In this article, we'll break down the teams and their statistics, look at the betting trends and public betting data, and give our prediction on which team will win and cover the spread.
Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks have had an up-and-down season, but they come into this game with some momentum after winning their last two games. They have a record of 18-12 overall and 9-5 in the MEAC. The Hawks are averaging 70.2 points per game while allowing 66.0 points per game. They are shooting 43.3% from the field and 33.1% from three-point range.
The Hawks are led in scoring by guard Zane Styles, who is averaging 11.8 points per game. Styles is shooting an impressive 74.8% from the field, but he has attempted just 67 field goals this season. Forward Nenad Pollard Jr. leads the team in rebounds with 8.2 per game, while guard Ahmadu Fofana leads the team in assists with 2.5 per game.
The Howard Bison are the favorites in this game, and they come in with a record of 20-12 overall and 11-3 in the MEAC. The Bison are averaging 75.8 points per game while allowing 72.7 points per game. They are shooting 46.2% from the field and 35.1% from three-point range.
Guard Elijah Hawkins leads the Bison in scoring with 13.3 points per game, while also contributing 5.9 assists per game. Forward Sam Settle III is averaging 5.9 rebounds per game, while guard Wayne Bristol Jr. leads the team in steals with 1.4 per game.
According to the PickCenter at ESPN, the Howard Bison are the favorites to win this game, and the public seems to agree. As of this writing, 82% of the bets placed on this game have been on Howard to cover the spread.
Public Betting Data:
As mentioned above, the public is heavily favoring Howard to win this game and cover the spread. However, it's worth noting that the public isn't always right, and sometimes contrarian betting can be profitable.
The Howard Bison are favored by 3.5 points in this game, with an over/under of 141.5 points. The money line odds are +143 for Maryland-Eastern Shore and -170 for Howard.
At the time of writing, there are no major injury concerns for either team.
This game could be a close one, as the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks have been playing well lately and could give the Howard Bison a run for their money. However, we believe that Howard's scoring ability and their solid play on both ends of the court will be too much for the Hawks to handle. We predict that the Howard Bison will win this game by a score of 76-70, covering the spread of -3.5.
Howard Bison (-3.5)
Overall, this should be an exciting matchup between two competitive teams. With the MEAC Tournament on the line, both teams will be giving it their all to advance to the next round. Kingpin.pro users can access the latest odds, trends, and analysis for this game and many others through the app's easy-to-use interface. Good luck and happy betting!