Bethune-Cookman Wildcats vs Morgan State Bears Odds
The Morgan State Bears will try to cover the spread at Norfolk Scope Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats in NCAA basketball action.
This game is part of the MEAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Norfolk Scope Arena).
Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 14-19 and 3-0 ATS on the year, while the Bears are at 16-14 and 2-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Bears are 2-1, while the Wildcats have a 2-1 mark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 136-rated Bears and the No. 248-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 69-66 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Morgan State's No. 73-rated squad against Bethune-Cookman's No. 176-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Morgan State rates No. 334 in the country with 4.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 242 nationally with 5.5 per match.
Defensively, Bethune-Cookman features the nation's No. 179-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Morgan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 235 nationally in scoring at home.
Bethune-Cookman was a 70-68 winner in its last match on the road against Norfolk State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Bethune-Cookman got 24 points and 13 rebounds from Adrien Coleman en route to a 70-68 victory over Norfolk State on Wednesday at Norfolk Scope Arena.
Morgan State was a 64-61 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Savannah State. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Morgan State earned a 64-61 victory over Savannah State on Thursday, getting 20 points from Justin Black at Norfolk Scope Arena.