MEAC Tournament - South Carolina State Bulldogs visit Morgan State Bears in college basketball clash
South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Morgan State Bears Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Morgan State vs South Carolina State battle Monday at Norfolk Scope Arena as the Bears look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
It's a game in the MEAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Norfolk Scope Arena).
Morgan State battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 6-23 mark (0-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 1-0 for the Bears and 0-1 for the Bulldogs.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bears as 12-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 151 (Bears) and the No. 306 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-56 result in favor of the Bears has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 102 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.2 per game. That compares with Morgan State’s No. 68 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Morgan State is college basketball's No. 333-ranked team at 4.2 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 317 with 4.6 per game.
Defensively, South Carolina State features the nation's No. 263-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Morgan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 220 nationally in scoring at home.
South Carolina State was a 62-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Delaware State. South Carolina State earned a 62-60 victory over Delaware State on Thursday, getting 21 points from Darryl Palmer at SHM Memorial Center.
Last time out for Morgan State, they were a 78-67 winner as they battled Florida A&M at home. Justin Black scored 20 points leading the Bears to a 78-67 victory over Florida A&M at Hill Field House on Thursday.