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College Basketball Matchup - Morgan State Bears North Carolina A&T Aggies Odds Preview

North Carolina A&T AggiesMorgan State Bears
March 10, 8:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

North Carolina A&T Aggies vs Morgan State Bears Odds

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The Morgan State Bears will hit the floor running against the visiting North Carolina A&T Aggies Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

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 matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Joel Coliseum.

The Aggies will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bears are 1-1-1 ATS. North Carolina A&T is 2-1 on the totals; Morgan State is 0-3.

View North Carolina AT vs Morgan State Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bears sit at No. 195 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Aggies sit at No. 134 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bears will win this game 69-68.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Aggies is ranked No. 70 in NCAA hoops at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with Morgan State’s No. 77 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Morgan State is the No. 344-ranked team in the country at 3.8 per game, while North Carolina A&T rates No. 128 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, North Carolina A&T features the nation's No. 312-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.1 points per game. Morgan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 246 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, North Carolina A&T was a 75-57 loser on the road against Norfolk State. The Aggies endured a 75-57 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Thursday, despite a 15-point effort from Thomas Coleman at Echols Hall.

Morgan State was a 73-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Coppin State. Dewayne Jackson scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 73-60 to Coppin State at Physical Education Complex on Thursday).