The South Carolina State Bulldogs have not won a game versus the Howard Bison since January 31st of last year, but they’ll be looking to end this curse this Wednesday. South Carolina State and Howard are set to go head to head at 6 pm Eastern Time, hosted at the Norfolk Scope Arena in what promises to be an exciting first round of the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney. On paper, the matchup does not look particularly good for the Bulldogs, however overconfidence from the opposition might be the key to punishing the favorites.
As for recent games for both squads, South Carolina State ultimately came up short versus the North Carolina Central Eagles last Thursday, taking a 71-64 loss. On the other side of the court, Howard easily locked their matchup against the Norfolk State Spartans last week with a decisive 87-67 scoreline.
Statistics wise there is some hope for South Carolina, the squad ranks 25th in college basketball for takeaways with an average of 15.8, which definitely shows they have a keen eye for forcing mistakes from their opponents. On top of that, the Bison ranks 361st in the nation for turnovers per game with an average of 16.4, an area where head coach Kenny Blakeney will definitely need to keep an eye on for this matchup.
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Nevertheless looking at their most recent head to heads, we can easily find why Howard is favored this time around. This year South Carolina has fallen twice against the Bison: February 27th 82-78 and January 30th 100-74, the record stays certainly in favor of Howard especially winning via such a high point margin in their last bout.
This time around we believe history will repeat itself and Howard will be able to walk home victorious, with South Carolina putting up a fight with no reward at the end.
South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Howard Bison Game Information
- Date: 03/08/2023
- Time: 04:30 PM ET
- Location: Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, VA.
- How to Watch South Carolina State vs Howard : ESPN+
- Live Stream: CBS.com
South Carolina State vs Howard Betting Lines
South Carolina State is +285 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $285.On the other side, Howard is -360 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $28.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has South Carolina State at a 25.97% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Howard has 78.26% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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