Howard vs. North Carolina A&T 3/11/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Howard Bison (4-28) vs. North Carolina A&T Aggies (16-15)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: North Carolina A&T Aggies -10.5 -- Over/Under
The Howard Bison face off against the North Carolina A&T Aggies in the MEAC Quarterfinals. The Bison are (4-28), coming off a 70-63 win over South Carolina State. The Aggies are (16-15), after falling to North Carolina Central, 86-80.
In the win over South Carolina State, Howard was guided throughout the game by Charles Williams. Williams recorded 23 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 assist. Howard connected on 43.5 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from 3-point range. The Bison won the game from the foul line, out scoring South Carolina State 24 to 15. The Bison played great defense around the perimeter, holding South Carolina State to just 11 percent from deep on 18 attempts. Howard led by as many as 14 points in the game.
Williams is pacing the Bison this year, averaging over 18 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. Wayne Bristol Jr. is collecting 12.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest. Howard is recording 69.6 points, while converting on 34.5 percent from 3-point range for the season.
In the Aggies loss to North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T was led on offense by Kameron Langley. Langley secured a double-double, finishing with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 12 assists. The Aggies shot 43 percent from 3-point range, while shooting 20 percent from deep. North Carolina A&T struggled on defense, allowing North Carolina Central to convert a clip of 52 percent from the floor. The Aggies lost the game due to their inability to not foul. North Carolina A&T put North Carolina Central at the foul line 38 times. The Aggies were out scored from the charity stripe, 24 to 14. The Aggies trailed 40-39 at the half.
The Aggies were led this season by Ronald Jackson. Jackson is averaging 14.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest. Langley is contributing 9.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 7.7 assists per game. North Carolina A&T is registering 71.8 points, while converting on less than 29.7 percent for the season.
Recent Betting Trends:
Howard is 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games.
Howard is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
The over is 18-11-1 in Howard games this year.
North Carolina A&T Trends are not available yet. Please check back.
Howard has won 6 of the last 10 matchups against North Carolina A&T. When looking at these two teams road/neutral records this year, they aren't very great. On the year the Bison are 11-19 ATS, while the Aggies are 17-12-1 ATS. Howard has lost 16 games this season by more than 10 points. The Bison are allowing over 81 points on defense. Even though Howard has won 2 of their last 3, I'm siding with North Carolina A&T in this one. The Aggies finished 2nd place in the MEAC, while Howard was lucky to get out of the 1st round. Final score prediction, North Carolina A&T will win and cover against the spread, 79-66.