Looking to win big? The Bison and Hawks face off at 4:00 ET on DSN. The Hawks are hosting the game at Hytche Athletic Center in Princess Anne, MD. Howard come into this Mid-Eastern conference matchup as the -5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 139.5 points.

HOWARD BISON VS MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks +5

This game will be played at Hytche Athletic Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Not only will Maryland Eastern Shore pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can the Bison Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

Howard enters this game as the favorite, with a record of 9-6 when favored. They have gone 13-15 overall this season, including a 7-4 mark in Mid-Eastern Conference play. On the road, they have gone 5-10, and they are currently on a two-game win streak.

Over their last 10 road games, Howard has gone 4-6, and their average scoring margin on the road this season is -5.1. In their last game, they defeated Coppin State by a score of 78-69.

Howard has an overall ATS record of 9-15-2 this season, including a road ATS mark of 5-9-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison are just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Howard games is 17-9. So far, the average point total in Bison games is 151.6, which is 3.8 points higher than the average over/under line of 147.8. Today’s over/under line is set at 139.5. This year, 19 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

The Howard offense is coming off a game where they scored 78 points against Coppin State. They posted a field goal percentage of 50% and connected on 10 threes. Bryce Harris is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 16.3 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Marcus Dockery brings a PPG average of 13.7 into the game.

Facing Maryland Eastern Shore, Howard aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 75.5 points allowed per game (261st). In their most recent game, the Howard defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Coppin State knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 69 points.

Will Maryland Eastern Shore Win at Home?

Despite being 0-14 on the road this season, Maryland Eastern Shore has been much better at home, going 4-3. They are also 2-1 when they are favored, but today they are five-point underdogs.

Overall, the Hawks are 8-17 this season, and they have lost two games in a row. In their last game, they fell to South Carolina State, 64-56.

As the underdog this season, Maryland Eastern Shore has gone 9-9 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 10-11. At home, the Hawks are 3-4 vs. the spread this year. Over their last three home games, they are 2-0 ATS and 3-4 ATS at home this season.

Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Maryland Eastern Shore’s games this season (137.9). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Compared to their season average of 65 points per game, Maryland Eastern Shore struggled in their previous game. Against South Carolina State, the Hawks scored 56 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.8%. The top scorer for the Hawks was Troy Hupstead with 23 points, while Devon Ellis also chipped in with 9 points.

At present, the Hawks’ defense is nationally ranked 121st, allowing 70.4 points per game. So far, the Maryland Eastern Shore defense is giving up an average of 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.6 times per game (657th).