Howard at South Carolina State Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/27/23

South Carolina State Bulldogs (5-23) vs Howard Bison (16-12)

Game Info: Monday, February 27, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center)

Betting Odds: South Carolina State Bulldogs +4.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Howard Bison will play the South Carolina State Bulldogs in a MEAC game on Monday night at the S-H-M Memorial Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Howard Preview

The Howard Bison are 17-12 (9-3) this season after they lost to North Carolina Central by a score of 68-60 in their last game. Howard shot 36.1% from the field and recorded 41 rebounds in the loss. The Howard Bison are averaging 74.7 points per game, 73.3 points against per game, 35.1 rebounds per game, and 14.4 assists per game. Elijah Hawkins has led the Bison this season with 13.5 points per game, 5.9 assists per game, and 3.8 rebounds per game. Howard is shooting 45.6% from the field, 72.3% on free throws, and 37% on three pointers this year.

South Carolina State Preview

The South Carolina State Bulldogs are 5-23 (2-10) this season after they lost to Norfolk State by a score of 88-76 in their last game. South Carolina State shot 35.7% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. The South Carolina State Bulldogs are averaging 74.2 points per game, 84.1 points against per game, 35.1 rebounds per game, and 14.3 assists per game. Rakeim Gary has led the Bulldogs this season with 11.7 points per game, 2.7 assists per game, and 2.3 rebounds per game. South Carolina State is shooting 42.7% from the field, 66.4% on free throws, and 32.7% on three pointers this year.


Howard is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss. The over is 9-4 in Howard’s last 13 games. South Carolina State is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home. The over is 5-1 in South Carolina State’s last 6 games following an ATS loss.


South Carolina State has not played well this season and they are allowing 84.1 points against per game. Howard is currently tied for first place in the MEAC standings and they should be able to do whatever they want on the offensive end of the floor. South Carolina State is scoring 74.2 points per game, but they are only shooting 42.7% from the field. I like Howard on the road here.

David’s Pick Howard -4.5

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