Howard at South Carolina State - 3/10/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Howard at South Carolina State - 3/10/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Howard Bison (3-28) at South Carolina State Bulldogs (11-17)

College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

The Line: South Carolina State Bulldogs -6 -- Over/Under: 146

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The Howard Bison (3-28, 1-15 CONF) and the South Carolina State Bulldogs (11-17, 6-10 CONF) will meet on Tuesday, March 10th for the 1st Round of the MEAC Conference Tournament. The game will be at a neutral site at Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. The game will be played at 8:30 PM eastern time. 

Howard ended the regular season with a 100-88 home loss to Delaware State. Howard only has three total wins on the year, one of those being a conference win over UMES on March 2nd at home. South Carolina State ended its regular-season schedule with a 76-65 home loss to North Carolina A&T. South Carolina State has lost five straight games heading into the conference tournament. 

Howard scores 69.6 points per game on 41.9 percent field goals shooting this season. Howard’s leading scorer is G Charles Williams, who scores 18.3 points per game. The leading rebounder for Howard is F Zion Cousins, who earns 7.0 rebounds per game. Howard allows 81.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -12.1 scoring differential so far this season. Howard also earns 32.9 rebounds, 13.3 assists, 3.4 blocks, and 5.7 steals per game as a team. 

South Carolina State scores 70.5 points per game on 44.0 percent field goal shooting this season. South Carolina State’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Damani Applewhite, who scores 13.9 points per game and earns 6.5 rebounds per game. South Carolina State allows 75.4 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -4.9 scoring differential so far this season. South Carolina State also earns 35.1 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 1.9 blocks, and 4.4 steals per game as a team. 

Howard is 10-19 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Howard is also 0-1 against the spread in neutral site games so far this season. South Carolina State is 12-14 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. South Carolina State is also 0-0 in neutral site games so far this season.

Howard has been terrible not only straight up, but also against the spread. South Carolina State has not impressed much either by any means, but I think this is a spot where they get a double-digit conference tournament win. I will take South Carolina State.

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Ronald’s Pick South Carolina State -6

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