North Carolina Central at Howard Prediction - Basketball Picks 1/28/23

Howard Bison (11-10) vs North Carolina Central Eagles (9-9)

Game Info: Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Burr Arena)

Betting Odds: Howard Bison -2.5 -- Over/Under: 141.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The North Carolina Central Eagles will play the Howard Bison in a MEAC game on Saturday night at the Burr Gymnasium in Washington, DC.

North Carolina Central Preview

The North Carolina Central Eagles are 10-9 (3-2) this season after they lost to MD-Eastern Shore by a score of 59-58 in their last game. North Carolina Central shot 44.2% from the field and turned the ball over 24 times in the loss. The North Carolina Central Eagles are averaging 76.8 points per game, 66.5 points against per game, 35.6 rebounds per game, and 15.3 assists per game. Justin Wright has led the Eagles this season with 15.5 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game. North Carolina Central is shooting 47.8% from the field, 70.7% on free throws, and 37.8% on three pointers this year.

Howard Preview

The Howard Bison are 12-10 (4-1) this season after they defeated Coppin State by a score of 90-76 in their last game. Howard shot 47.7% from the field and was +15 in rebounding margin in the win. The Howard Bison are averaging 73.5 points per game, 73 points against per game, 33.8 rebounds per game, and 14.1 assists per game. Elijah Hawkins has led the Bison this week with 12.9 points per game, 3.8 rebounds per game, and 5.4 assists per game. Howard is shooting 45.4% from the field, 72.5% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this year.

Trends

North Carolina Central is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games. The over is 7-2 in North Carolina Central’s last 9 road games. Howard is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The under is 6-2 in Howard’s last 8 Saturday games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.

Pick

Howard comes into this game with a 4-1 conference record and is currently tied for first place, while North Carolina Central is 3-2 in the MEAC, but only 1-8 on the road. Howard has won four games in a row and has scored at least 86 points in all four of them. North Carolina Central has played very good defense in recent games, holding their last four opponents to 59, 55, 67, and 59 points. I like the under in this game.

David’s Pick Under 141.5

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