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South Carolina State Bulldogs take on Hornets in college basketball test

South Carolina State BulldogsDelaware State Hornets
March 8, 9:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

South Carolina State Bulldogs vs Delaware State Hornets Odds

9-21TEAM RECORD9-20

South Carolina State travels to Delaware State on Tuesday, hoping to boost its 9-21 record with a victory over the Hornets.

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 Joel Coliseum.

The Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Hornets are 1-1 ATS. South Carolina State is 1-0 on the totals; Delaware State is 2-0.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Hornets, most recently No. 304 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 278 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 64-62 victory for the Hornets.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Delaware State has the nation's No. 307-rated offensive output, at 62.6 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 273 allowing on average 71.7 PPG. The Hornets FG% has averaged 42.8% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, South Carolina State features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. Delaware State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.

South Carolina State was a 78-62 loser in its last match on the road against North Carolina Central. South Carolina State got 15 points from Darnell Porter but lost anyway, 78-62, to North Carolina Central on Thursday at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.

In their last action, Delaware State was a 60-50 loser on the road against MD-Eastern Shore. Casey Walker scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Hornets to a win (they lost 60-50 to MD-Eastern Shore at Hytche Athletic Center on Thursday).

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