Coppin State at Howard - 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Coppin State at Howard - 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Howard Bison (16-12) vs Coppin State Eagles (7-22)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

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The Coppin State Eagles will play the Howard Bison in the quarterfinals of the MEAC Tournament on Wednesday.

The Coppin State Eagles are 7-22 (6-8) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Coppin State is coming off of a loss against Morgan State by a score of 63-59. Coppin State shot 33.9% from the field and 59.1% from the free throw line in the game. Nendah Tarke led the Eagles with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Coppin State is averaging 67.1 points per game and is giving up 75.4 points per game against, while also averaging 34.8 rebounds per game and 11 assists per game. Nendah Tarke is averaging 13.1 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game, while Mike Hood is averaging 7.8 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game for the Eagles. Coppin State is shooting 38.6% on field goals, 68.5% on free throws, and 29.7% on three pointers.

The Howard Bison are 16-12 (9-5) this season and have won two of their last three games. Howard lost to Norfolk State by a score of 83-61 in their last game. Howard shot 33.9% from the field and was -14 in rebounding margin in the loss. Steve Settle III led the Bison with 15 points and 4 rebounds in the game. Howard is averaging 77.1 points per game and is giving up 70 points per game against, while also averaging 33.8 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game. Kyle Foster is averaging 16.1 points per game and 4 rebounds per game, while Steve Settle III is averaging 13.8 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game for the Bison. Howard is shooting 44.5% on field goals, 74.3% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers.

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Coppin State is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The over is 7-2 in Coppin State’s last 9 neutral site games. Howard is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games. The over is 5-1 in Howard’s last 6 Wednesday games. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Coppin State defeated Howard twice during the regular season by scores of 86-82 and 83-81. Howard has the advantage in just about all of the stats, but Coppin State does have the slight advantage in rebounds per game. Coppin State really struggled on defense this season and that will be the difference here. I like Howard.

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