MEAC Tournament - Morgan State Bears vs Tigers College Hoops Game Preview
Morgan State Bears vs Savannah State Tigers Odds
The Savannah State Tigers will be trying to slam the Morgan State Bears on Thursday when the teams tip off at Norfolk Scope Arena in college betting action.
This game is part of the MEAC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Norfolk Scope Arena.
The Tigers sport records of 19-13 and 2-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 15-14 and 1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-2 for the Tigers and 1-1 for the Bears.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Tigers sit at No. 109 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 136 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Tigers will win this game 65-63.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Savannah State's No. 341 nationally ranked offense (56.4 points per game) against a Bears defense that sits as the No. 152 at 65.7 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 41.9% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).
Defensively, Morgan State features the nation's No. 147-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.4 points per game. Savannah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 340 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Morgan State, they were a 61-52 winner as they battled South Carolina State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13-point favorite. The Bulldogs endured a 61-52 loss at the hands of the Bears on Monday, despite a 16-point effort from Anthony Hubbard at Norfolk Scope Arena.
Last time out for Savannah State, they were a 59-44 winner as they battled MD-Eastern Shore at home. They covered in the match as a 12-point favorite. The Hawks were burned for 26 points by Deven Williams on Monday as the Tigers put another game in the win column, 59-44, at Norfolk Scope Arena.