Saint Joseph's Hawks vs Morgan State Bears Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Saint Joseph's Hawks travelling to Morgan State Saturday to take on the Bears.
The Bears currently sports a 3-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-0 ATS. The Hawks are 7-4 and 4-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bears produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Hawks have gone 3-4 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 214-rated Bears and the No. 150-ranked Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 74-61 result in favor of the Hawks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 216 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Morgan State’s No. 145 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Morgan State is the No. 339-ranked team in the country at 3.5 per game, while Saint Joseph's rates No. 67 at 7.5 per game.
Defensively, Saint Joseph's features the nation's No. 47-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.2 points per game. Morgan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 200 nationally in scoring at home.
Saint Joseph's was a 63-49 winner in its last match on the road against Drexel. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Hawks grabbed a 63-49 win over the Dragons on Monday, behind a 19-point effort from C.J. Aiken at John A. Daskalakis Center.
In their last action, Morgan State was a 66-63 loser on the road against San Diego. Morgan State got 16 points from Justin Black but lost anyway, 66-63, to San Diego on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Drexel are 8-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Hawks at Bears trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Saint Joseph's home to Butler, Wednesday, January 9
Morgan State home to South Carolina State, Saturday, January 12