South Carolina State vs Howard Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/8/23

Howard Bison (18-12) vs South Carolina State Bulldogs (5-25)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 6:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)

Betting Odds: Howard Bison -8 -- Over/Under: 157 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The South Carolina State Bulldogs Howard Bison face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at the MEAC Tournament at the Norfolk Scope. When these two teams faced off on February 27th it was Howard that secured the 82-78 victory. 

South Carolina State Betting Preview

South Carolina State comes into this game with a 5-25 record overall and they have gone 13-15-1 against the spread. On Thursday against NC Central, SC State scored only 64 points and they ended up losing by seven points. South Carolina State is averaging 73.6 points while their defense is giving up 83.2 points per game. The defense has been awful and they are going to need the defense to be better here. Rakeim Gary is averaging 11.9 points while shooting 38.8 percent from the field. 

Howard  Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Howard who sits with a 19-12 record overall and they have gone 15-13 against the spread. On March 2nd they faced off against Norfolk State and they were able to secure the 87-67 victory. Bryce Harris had a strong game finishing with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and one assist. Howard is averaging 75.4 points while their defense is giving up 73 points per game. Elijah Hawkins has been the top player for Howard averaging 13.4 points while shooting 44.6 percent from the field. 

South Carolina State vs Howard Trends

South Carolina State is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games played on a neutral site. The over is 5-1 in Howard’s last six games as a favorite. The over is 5-1 in the Bson’s last six games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. 

Shane’s Free Pick

These two teams faced off just a few games ago and it was a game that South Carolina State was almost able to win in. The defense wasn’t good, but the offense was good, and they are going to continue that offensive success again here. South Carolina State might not win, but they are going to cover the spread. I wouldn't be shocked if they pulled the upset though.

Shane’s Pick South Carolina State +8

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