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Morgan State Bears take on Pirates in college basketball test

Morgan State BearsHampton Pirates
March 12, 2:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Morgan State Bears vs Hampton Pirates Odds

17-13TEAM RECORD23-8

The Morgan State Bears will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pirates in Hampton at Joel Coliseum on Saturday in college basketball action.

The MEAC Tournament battle is part of the annual season-ending league tournament. The winner gets an automatic berth in the Madness, while all teams are trying to prove they deserve a spot. The game is being played at Joel Coliseum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Pirates sport records of 23-8 and 6-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bears have 17-13 and 3-1-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-3 for the Pirates and 1-4 for the Bears.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates - Bears odds would favor the Pirates if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Hampton is rated No. 135 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Morgan State is at No. 195. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 71-66 win for the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Hampton's No. 213-ranked offense, averaging 67.5 PPG, against a Bears defense that ranks No. 151 at 67 PPG. The Pirates field goal percentage has averaged 40.8% so far, less than the Bears marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.4% per game.

Defensively, Morgan State features the nation's No. 179-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.6 points per game. Hampton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 244 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Morgan State, they were a 61-48 winner as they battled Bethune-Cookman. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point favorite.

Hampton was an 85-61 winner in their most recent outing against Norfolk State. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites.