Coppin State vs. Howard - 1/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Howard Bison (2-19) at Coppin State Eagles (5-16)
College Basketball: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Physical Education Complex)
The Line: Coppin State Eagles -10.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Howard Bison and the Coppin State Eagles meet in MEAC college basketball action from the Physical Education Complex on Monday night.
The Howard Bison will look to snap a nine-game losing streak after an 87-83 loss to Florida A&M last time out. Charles Williams led the Bison with 21 points on 8 of 12 shooting while Nate Garvey added 16 points with 3 threes and Wayne Bristol Jr. added 13 points with 3 threes of his own. Khalil Robinson added 11 points with a team-high 9 assists and 3 steals to round out the group of double-digit scorers for Howard in the losing effort. Zion Cousins added 2 points with a team-high 8 rebounds as well in the defeat. Williams leads Howard in scoring with an average of 18.6 points per game while Cousins leads the Bison in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per game and Robinson leads Howard in assists with 3.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Howard is averaging 69.4 points per game on 41.1% shooting from the field, 32.7% from behind the arc and 69.1% from the foul line this season.
The Coppin State Eagles will look to bounce back from a 50-48 loss to Morgan State last time out. Andrew Robinson led the Eagles with 12 points coming on 4 threes as the lone double-digit scorer for Coppin State in the losing effort while Brendan Medley-Bacon added 8 points with a whopping 24 rebounds and 3 blocks and Dejuan Clayton added 9 points with 3 assists and 5 steals. Clayton leads Coppin State in scoring and assists with an average of 12.3 points and 3.3 assists per game while Koby Thomas leads the Eagles in rebounding with 7.1 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Coppin State is averaging 66.9 points per game on 38.2% shooting from the field, 26.7% shooting from behind the arc and 61.9% from the foul line this season.
Howard is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a losing home record while the over is 7-1 in their last 8 road games. Coppin State is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 Monday games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss.
I get that the Bison only have two wins in 21 games this season, and have lost nine straight, but the Bison are at least being competitive as of late. I think it just boils down to me not wanting to lay double-digits with a Coppin State team that’s 5-16 on the year. Right or wrong, I feel like Howard and the points are the play here.