Howard vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

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Howard vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore MEAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 10, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 1 seed Howard Bison (20-12, 11-3 MEAC) and the No. 4 seed Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (18-12, 9-5 MEAC) will look to advance in the MEAC tournament on Friday as they meet in the conference tournament at 6:00 PM on ESPN+. Howard is listed as a 3.5-point favorite to win this contest and advance closer to an automatic spot in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup has an over/under of 140.5.

Howard vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore Odds

  • Howard odds to win: -168
  • Maryland-Eastern Shore odds to win: +143
  • Spread: Howard (-3.5)
  • Total: 140.5

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, March 10, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Venue: Norfolk Scope

Who Will Win Howard vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore?

Howard and Maryland-Eastern Shore Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games it has played as at least 3.5-point favorites this season, Howard is 8-3 against the spread.

Maryland-Eastern Shore has a 6-5 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 3.5 points or more.

The two teams average a combined 5.5 more points per game (146) than this game’s over/under of 140.5 points.

Howard and Maryland-Eastern Shore have seen their opponents average a combined 1.8 fewer points per game than the point total of 140.5 set in this matchup.

The average point total for Howard’s games this year is 8.1 more points than the over/under of 140.5 in this matchup.

The average point total for the Hawks this year is 4.3 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

So far this season, the Bison have compiled a 16-13-0 record against the spread.

The Hawks have a 16-8-2 record against the spread this season.

Howard Stats & Insights

Howard averages 75.8 points per game (82nd in college basketball) while allowing 72.7 per contest (261st in college basketball). It has a +100 scoring differential overall and outscores opponents by 3.1 points per game.

Howard averages 32.2 rebounds per game (151st in college basketball) while allowing 29.2 per contest to its opponents. It outrebounds opponents by 3.0 boards per game.

The Bison hit 8.1 three-pointers per game (93rd in college basketball), while their opponents have made 7.4 on average.

Howard ranks 195th in college basketball by averaging 93.3 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 122nd in college basketball, allowing 89.5 points per 100 possessions.

Offensively, the Bison have fared better in home games this season, scoring 82.9 points per game, compared to 69.1 per game in road games.

Maryland-Eastern Shore Stats & Insights

Maryland-Eastern Shore has a +127 scoring differential, topping opponents by 4.2 points per game. It is putting up 70.2 points per game, 210th in college basketball, and is giving up 66 per outing to rank 64th in college basketball.

Maryland-Eastern Shore loses the rebound battle by 2.3 boards on average. It records 29.7 rebounds per game, 292nd in college basketball, while its opponents pull down 32.

Maryland-Eastern Shore hits 7.5 three-pointers per game (170th in college basketball) while shooting 32.4% from beyond the arc (283rd in college basketball). It is making 1.2 more threes than its opponents, who drain 6.3 per game at 32.2%.

Maryland-Eastern Shore ranks 297th in college basketball averaging 88.7 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 17th, allowing 83.3 points per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23 the Hawks are averaging 14.7 more points per game at home (78) than away (63.3).

Howard Key Players to Watch

The Bison leader in points and assists is Elijah Hawkins, who puts up 13.3 points per game along with 5.9 assists.

William Settle leads Howard in rebounding, grabbing 5.9 rebounds per game while also scoring 10.9 points a contest.

Marcus Dockery leads the Bison in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Hawkins is Howard’s leader in steals, averaging 1.8 steals per game, while Settle leads them in blocks with 0.8 per contest.

Maryland-Eastern Shore Key Players to Watch

Zion Styles puts up 11.8 points per game and is the top scorer for the Hawks.

The Maryland-Eastern Shore leaders in rebounding and assists are Nathaniel Pollard Jr. with 8.2 rebounds per game (he also adds 10 points and 1.9 assists per game) and Ahamadou Fofana with 2.5 assists per game (he also tacks on 5.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game).

Da’Shawn Phillip is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Hawks, hitting 1.6 threes per game.

Maryland-Eastern Shore’s leader in steals is Styles with 1.8 per game, and its leader in blocks is Pollard with 0.7 per game.

Howard vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Maryland-Eastern Shore (+3.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (140.5)

  • Prediction:
    Howard 72, Maryland-Eastern Shore 70

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