Looking to win big? The Bison and Hornets face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Hornets are hosting the game at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, DC. In this Mid-Eastern matchup, Howard is favored by -4.5 vs. Delaware State. The over/under for the game is 143.5 points.


The Pick: Delaware State Hornets +4.5

This game will be played at Burr Gymnasium at 7:30 ET on Monday, March 4th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hornets.
  • Not only will Delaware State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Bison?

Howard is favored by 4.5 points against Delaware State, and they have been favored in 16 of their 29 games this season. They are 10-6 in those games, compared to 2-9 as the underdog.

The Bison have won three straight games to improve to 14-15 overall. They are 8-4 in Mid-Eastern play and 6-11 in non-conference action.

Howard has struggled against the spread this season, going just 9-16-2. Their ATS record as the favorite is just 5-10-1 and they are just 2-8 vs the spread in their last 10 games as the favorite. On the road, the Bison are 5-10-1 vs the spread this season and they have gone 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.

Howard’s over/under record for the season is 17-10 and their games have averaged 151 points. Today’s over/under line of 143.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (147.5). So far, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and those games have averaged 144 points.

In their latest game, Howard offense put up 70 points against Maryland Eastern Shore. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 42.1% and made 9 threes. One area that the Howard offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 42nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.

Coming into the game, Howard will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 75.2 points per game (248th). The Howard defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 66 points and allowed Maryland Eastern Shore to connect on 3 threes.

Is a Home Win Possible for Delaware State?

Delaware State has been an underdog in 17 of their 28 games this season, and they have a record of 6-11 in those matchups. At home, the Hornets have gone 5-7, and their average scoring margin is +.5 points per game.

Delaware State’s last game was an 85-71 win over Norfolk State, and they are 13-15 overall this season. In their last 10 home games, the Hornets have gone 5-5.

Delaware State’s ATS record for the season is 13-12. At home, they are just 4-8 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hornets have gone 5-5 ATS.

Delaware State’s over/under record this season is 12-13 and today’s line of 143.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (139.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 153 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-5.

In their latest game, Delaware State offense put up 85 points against Norfolk State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 53.6% and made 10 threes. Deywilk Tavarez led the scoring for the Hornets, contributing 31 points. Additionally, Jevin Muniz chipped in with 16 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Delaware State defense is giving up an average of 71.4 points per contest. Delaware State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Norfolk State offense to knock down 53% of their shots on their way to putting up 71 points.