Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Bison face off at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. The Bison are hosting the game at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, DC. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 150.5 points, and Howard is favored by -6.5 to win at home against South Carolina State.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS VS HOWARD BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Carolina State Bulldogs +6.5

This game will be played at Burr Gymnasium at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 19th.

WHY BET THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Bison.
  • Even though we have Howard winning straight-up, we like South Carolina State at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can South Carolina State Lock in a Road Win?

South Carolina State will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Howard. They are currently 9-16 on the season and have gone 3-3 in Mid-Eastern play. As the underdog, the Bulldogs are 5-14 this season.

On the road, South Carolina State has gone just 2-12, and they have been outscored by an average of 14.9 points per game. This season, they have gone 2-1 in their last three road games.

South Carolina State has been a solid bet against the spread this season, going 13-6-2. They’ve been especially good on the road, going 9-4-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

South Carolina State’s over/under record for the season is 11-10, and today’s line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (149.9). This year, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. However, the average scoring total in their last three games is just 137 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 3-5.

The Bulldogs’ offense wrapped up their last game with 67 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 71.1 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Michael Teal, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 8.2, while Wilson Dubinsky also carries a PPG average of 8.1 into the game.

So far, the Bulldogs’ defense is ranked 294th in the country at 77.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Carolina State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.8% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.5% this season.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Bison?

Howard has been a much different team at home this season, as they are 4-4 compared to 5-10 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +2.9 compared to -5.1 on the road. In their last game, the Bison defeated North Carolina Central, 90-82.

So far this season, Howard has been favored in 12 of their 25 games, going 7-5 in those matchups. Overall, they are 11-14, including a 5-3 mark in Mid-Eastern Conference action. They have won two straight games and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 contests at home.

Howard has an ATS record of 9-12-2 this season and they are 4-3-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison are just 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

Howard’s over/under record this season is 16-7 and today’s line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, which is below today’s line.

In their latest game, Howard’s offense looked good, scoring 90 points against North Carolina Central. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 57.1% and made 22/30 free throws. The team’s top scorer is Bryce Harris, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 16.4, while Marcus Dockery also maintains a PPG average of 14 leading up to the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Howard defense is giving up an average of 75.9 points per contest. The Howard defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed North Carolina Central to connect on 12 threes.