Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bison versus the Bulldogs? Tip off is at at 7:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at S-H-M Memorial Center in Orangeburg, SC. The Bison are the favorites in this Mid-Eastern conference matchup the against the Bulldogs. The over/under for the game is set at 155 points.


The Pick: South Carolina State Bulldogs +6.5

This game will be played at S-H-M Memorial Center at 7:30 ET on Monday, January 8th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will South Carolina State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Bison?

Howard comes into today's game as the favorites, favored by 6.5 points. So far this season, the Bison have gone 5-11 overall and 0-1 in conference play. They have gone just 2-9 on the road this season, and are coming off a 73-54 loss to North Carolina Central.

Over their last ten road games, Howard has gone just 2-8. However, they have gone 3-2 this season when favored. So far this season, they have been favored in five of their 16 games.

Howard has an overall ATS record of 6-8 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is just 3-8. Over their last 3 road games, the Bison are 1-2 vs. the spread. As the favorite, Howard is 3-2 ATS this year and they are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Howard's over/under record this season is 10-4 and today's over/under line of 155 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.7). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than 155. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 142 points.

Against North Carolina Central, the Howard had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.7 points per game. They scored 54 points and posted a field goal percentage of 33.9% in the game. Leading Howard in scoring vs. North Carolina Central was Bryce Harris with his 21 points. Dom Campbell also added 18 points for the Bison.

Coming into the game, Howard will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 78.4 points per game (288th). Against North Carolina Central in their most recent game, the Howard defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing North Carolina Central to hit 43% of their shots.

Can The Bulldogs Secure a Home Victory?

South Carolina State comes into this game as a 6.5-point underdog and have an overall record of 4-13. They have lost their last five games and are 2-2 at home this season.

In their last game, the Bulldogs faced Norfolk State and lost by a score of 79-72. Over their last ten games at home, South Carolina State is 5-5.

South Carolina State has an ATS record of 8-6-1 this season, including a mark of 2-2 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bulldogs are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for South Carolina State this season is 10-5 and the average scoring total in their games is 153.7 points. Today's over/under line of 155 is higher than the average OU line in their games (151.8). Currently, their last three games have an over/under record of 3-0.

The Bulldogs' offense wrapped up their last game with 72 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 71.1 points per contest. The top scorer for the Bulldogs was Mitchel Taylor with 12 points, while Jordan Simpson also added 11 to the scoreboard.

At present, the Bulldogs' defense is nationally ranked 311st, allowing 82.6 points per game. In their most recent game, the South Carolina State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Norfolk State knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 79 points.