Coppin State @ Howard
Regular Season Records: Coppin State 7-22; Howard 16-12
What to Know
The Coppin State Eagles and the Howard Bison are set to clash at 8 p.m. ET March 9 at Norfolk Scope Arena in the first round of the Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this game.
It was close but no cigar for Coppin State as they fell 63-59 to the Morgan State Bears last week.
Meanwhile, the Bison found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 83-61 punch to the gut against the Norfolk State Spartans last Thursday.
The Eagles are expected to lose this next one by 6. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 12-6-1 against the spread when expected to lose.
Two stats to keep an eye on: Coppin State is stumbling into the contest with the 26th most turnovers per game in college basketball, having accrued 14.6 on average. To make matters even worse for Coppin State, Howard enters the matchup with 17.9 takeaways on average, good for fifth best in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in Howard’s favor.
How To Watch
When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ETWhere: Norfolk Scope Arena — Norfolk, VirginiaFollow: CBS Sports App
The Bison are a solid 6-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bison as a 5.5-point favorite.
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Coppin State have won six out of their last ten games against Howard.
Feb 21, 2022 – Coppin State 86 vs. Howard 82Jan 24, 2022 – Coppin State 83 vs. Howard 81Feb 03, 2020 – Coppin State 64 vs. Howard 56Jan 27, 2020 – Coppin State 82…..