The Bears and Bison are set to face off at 6:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bison will host the game at Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA. The odds for this Mid-Eastern conference game currently have Howard as the -5.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 146.5 points.


The Pick: Howard Bison -5.5

This game will be played at Norfolk Scope Arena at 6:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.


  • 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 -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Morgan State Make it Happen on the Road?

After picking up a 78-60 win over Coppin State, Morgan State will look to make it three in a row when they take on Howard. So far this season, the Bears have gone 11-19 and are 5-7 in Mid-Eastern play. On the road, they are just 1-14.

As the underdog, Morgan State has gone 3-17 this season. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 3-7, and for the year, their average scoring margin on the road is -17.1. So far, they have been the underdog in 20 of their 30 games.

As the underdog, Morgan State has been a solid bet vs. the spread this season, going 10-9-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-8-1 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Morgan State’s games this season (147.3). So far, 12 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 145 points.

Morgan State is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 78 points versus Coppin State. This output is higher than their season-average of 72.9 points per game. Will Thomas is leading the team in scoring at 13.6 points per contest. Wynston Tabbs has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.6 going into the game.

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Morgan State is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.5 points per game (296th). The Morgan State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 60 points and allowed Coppin State to connect on 2 threes.

Is It the Bison Game to Lose at Home?

Howard is favored by 5.5 points in this game, and they have a record of 11-6 when favored this season. They have a record of 6-5 at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +2.8 points per game. They are coming off a 77-58 loss to Norfolk State.

So far this season, the Bison have gone 15-16. They have a record of 9-5 in Mid-Eastern Conference games compared to a non-conference record of 6-11. Their average scoring margin on the road is -4.0 points per game, and they have gone 7-11 in road games.

Howard’s ATS record this season is 10-17-2, but they are just 4-6-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Howard’s over/under record this season is 18-11 and the average point total in their games is 150.4. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (147.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 140 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2. For the season, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line.

In their most recent game, the Howard offense concluded with only 58 points against Norfolk State. Throughout the game, they made 6/22 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 32.7%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Bison offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.

Coming into today’s game, the Howard defense is giving up an average of 74.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.5 threes per game vs. Morgan State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.0%.