The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (6-9, 0-1 MEAC) look to snap a seven-game road losing streak when they take on the Howard Bison (2-13, 0-1 MEAC) at Burr Arena. Action starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 6, 2020.
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The Wildcats fell to the Norfolk State Spartans in their last contest, 85-72. Cletrell Pope had a solid performance for Bethune-Cookman, leading the team in scoring with 14 points on 4-for-8 shooting. Norfolk State had a turnover percentage of 11.9 (better than their season average of 18.1). Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, did a great job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (22-27; 81.5 percent).
In the Bison’s last outing, they were beaten by the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks, 78-66. Charles Williams was the game’s high scorer with 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Maryland Eastern Shore had a free throw rate of 0.455 (above their season average of 0.117). Howard, on the other hand, forced the Hawks into a turnover percentage of 19.3 (above the 15.8 mark opponents have averaged against Howard this season).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Bison won two out of three games last season. In the most recent matchup, Howard won 80-71. The Bison dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.279 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.516. The Wildcats were 0.143 and 0.436, respectively, for those same stats.
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Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Bethune-Cookman, ATS Winner – Bethune-Cookman, O/U – Over
Bethune-Cookman averages 38.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 58th in the nation. Howard ranks 262nd in rebounds allowed per game (40.3).
The Wildcats rank 163rd in assists allowed per game (13.7) while the Bison rank 237th (19.3).
Bethune-Cookman ranks 115th in blocks per game (3.2) while Howard ranks 122nd in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
The Bison have scored an equal number of points as their opponents. On the season, Howard has lost by an average of 13.3 points.
During their last five games, the Wildcats have scored an average of 71.4 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.0 points per game (3.9 above their season average).