The Hornets and Bison are set to face off at 1:00 ET on ESPN2. The Bison will host the game at Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 139 points, and Howard is favored by -2.5 to win at home against Delaware State.

DELAWARE STATE HORNETS VS HOWARD BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: Howard Bison -2.5

This game will be played at Norfolk Scope Arena at 1:00 ET on Saturday, March 16th.

WHY BET THE HOWARD BISON:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Bison.
  • Not only will Howard pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Taking a Look at the Hornets Chances in Norfolk

Delaware State enters this game as a 2.5-point underdog, and they have a record of 9-12 as the underdog this season. They have gone 3-0 in their last three road games, and they have an average scoring margin of -2.7 on the road this season.

Overall, Delaware State has a record of 13-17 this season, and they have won three games in a row. In their most recent game, they defeated North Carolina Central by a score of 71-58.

Delaware State has been a solid bet this season, going 16-14 vs. the spread. Their road ATS mark is even better at 12-4. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hornets have gone 4-6 ATS.

Delaware State’s over/under record this season is 13-17, and today’s line of 139 is similar to their average over/under line of 138.9. So far, 16 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 128 points.

The Delaware State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 71 points vs. North Carolina Central. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.6% while connecting on 3 threes. One area that the Delaware State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 31st in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.

The Hornets’ defense is presently ranked 121st nationally, allowing an average of 70.4 points per contest. Delaware State’s three-point defense is currently 177th in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.0% of their shots vs. Delaware State.

Will the Bison Find a Way to Win at Home?

Howard enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 31 games this season. They are 12-6 in those games, while they have gone 4-10 when they have been the underdog.

At home, the Bison have gone 7-5 this season, and they have won their last three games. So far, they have an average scoring margin of +3.7 points per game at home.

Howard has not been great against the spread this season, going 13-17-2. Their home ATS record is only 5-6-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison have gone just 4-6 vs. the spread.

Howard’s over/under record this season is 20-12 and today’s line of 139 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (146.9). So far, 23 of their games have finished with more points than 139. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points compared to their season average of 150.4 points per game.

Howard’s offense had a good outing, putting up 80 points against Norfolk State. They achieved a 53.5% field goal percentage and went 23/27 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Bison hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 124th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 40th in terms of percentage and 114th in three-pointers made.

The Bison’s defense is presently ranked 247th nationally, allowing an average of 74.6 points per contest. Howard’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Norfolk State offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 74 points.