North Carolina Central @ Howard
Current Records: North Carolina Central 10-9; Howard 12-10
What to Know
After a three-game homestand, the North Carolina Central Eagles will be on the road. North Carolina Central and the Howard Bison will face off in an MEAC battle at 6 p.m. ET Saturday at Burr Arena. North Carolina Central lost both of their matches to Howard last season on scores of 74-75 and 67-77, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season.
North Carolina Central entered their contest against the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks on Monday without any home losses -- but there's a first time for everything. North Carolina Central was just a bucket shy of a win and fell 59-58 to Maryland-Eastern Shore.
Meanwhile, the Bison strolled past the Coppin State Eagles with points to spare on Monday, taking the matchup 90-76.
North Carolina Central is expected to lose this next one by 3. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Monday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
North Carolina Central is now 10-9 while Howard sits at 12-10. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: North Carolina Central comes into the game boasting the 19th most takeaways per game in college basketball at 16.8. Less enviably, the Bison are 357th worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 16.3 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
- Where: Burr Arena -- Washington, District of Columbia
- TV: ESPN University
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bison are a 3-point favorite against the Eagles, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3-point spread, and stayed right there.
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North Carolina Central have won six out of their last ten games against Howard.
- Feb 26, 2022 - Howard 77 vs. North Carolina Central 67
- Jan 29, 2022 - Howard 75 vs. North Carolina Central 74
- Feb 24, 2020 - North Carolina Central 80 vs. Howard 65
- Feb 18, 2019 - North Carolina Central 98 vs. Howard 90
- Feb 19, 2018 - North Carolina Central 83 vs. Howard 66
- Jan 20, 2018 - Howard 84 vs. North Carolina Central 78
- Feb 20, 2017 - North Carolina Central 66 vs. Howard 59
- Jan 23, 2017 - North Carolina Central 74 vs. Howard 39
- Mar 08, 2016 - North Carolina Central 68 vs. Howard 66
- Dec 07, 2015 - Howard 71 vs. North Carolina Central 69