Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State MEAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State MEAC Tournament Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, March 9, 2023

College Basketball Predictions

The No. 4 seed Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (17-12, 9-5 MEAC) are 5.5-point favorites in the MEAC Tournament when they take on the No. 5 seed Morgan State Bears (15-15, 7-7 MEAC) on Thursday at Norfolk Scope, tipping off at 6:00 PM on ESPN+. Both teams hope to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket. The matchup’s over/under is 140.

Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State Odds

  • Maryland-Eastern Shore odds to win: -225
  • Morgan State odds to win: +186
  • Spread: Maryland-Eastern Shore (-5.5)
  • Total: 140

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV: ESPN+
  • Where: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Venue: Norfolk Scope

Who Will Win Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State?

Maryland-Eastern Shore and Morgan State Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

Maryland-Eastern Shore is 2-2-1 against the spread when favored by 5.5 points or more this season.

In games this year in which it was an underdog by 5.5 points or more, Morgan State has a 9-3 record against the spread.

Between them, these two teams average 5.2 more points per game (145.2) than this matchup’s over/under (140).

Maryland-Eastern Shore and Morgan State have seen their opponents average a combined 1.8 fewer points per game than the over/under of 140 set for this game.

The average total Maryland-Eastern Shore has had set in games this season is four fewer points than this outing’s point total.

The average total in Bears games this year is 7.4 more points than the point total of 140 for this outing.

The Hawks are 15-8-2 ATS this season.

So far this year, the Bears have put together a 12-14-0 record against the spread.

Maryland-Eastern Shore Stats & Insights

Maryland-Eastern Shore’s +111 scoring differential (outscoring opponents by 3.8 points per game) is a result of scoring 69.9 points per game (217th in college basketball) while giving up 66.1 per contest (65th in college basketball).

Maryland-Eastern Shore falls short in the rebound battle by an average of 2.6 boards. It is pulling down 29.7 rebounds per game (292nd in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 32.3 per outing.

The Hawks connect on 7.7 three-pointers per game (139th in college basketball) at a 32.6% rate (268th in college basketball), compared to the 6.3 per game their opponents make at a 32.1% rate.

Maryland-Eastern Shore ranks 303rd in college basketball by averaging 88.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 18th in college basketball, allowing 83.6 points per 100 possessions.

Offensively, the Hawks have fared better at home this year, putting up 78 points per game, compared to 63.3 per game in road games.

Morgan State Stats & Insights

Morgan State is outscoring opponents by 3.2 points per game, with a +97 scoring differential overall. It puts up 75.3 points per game (96th in college basketball) and gives up 72.1 per outing (239th in college basketball).

Morgan State ranks 186th in college basketball at 31.6 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 32.6 its opponents average.

Morgan State connects on 6.7 three-pointers per game (259th in college basketball), while its opponents have made 6.1 on average.

Morgan State scores 88.7 points per 100 possessions (298th in college basketball), while giving up 84.9 points per 100 possessions (33rd in college basketball).

In 2022-23 the Bears are averaging 23.9 more points per game at home (89.1) than away (65.2).

Maryland-Eastern Shore Key Players to Watch

The Hawks scoring leader is Zion Styles, who averages 11.6 per contest to go with 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

Nathaniel Pollard Jr. is Maryland-Eastern Shore’s leading rebounder, grabbing 8.2 per game, while Ahamadou Fofana is its best passer, distributing 2.5 assists in each contest.

The Hawks get the most three-point shooting production out of Da’Shawn Phillip, who makes 1.6 threes per game.

The Maryland-Eastern Shore steals leader is Styles, who averages 1.8 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Pollard, who compiles 0.7 rejections per contest.

Morgan State Key Players to Watch

Isaiah Burke puts up 18.7 points per game and is the top scorer for the Bears.

Morgan State’s leader in rebounds is Will Thomas with four per game, and its leader in assists is Kameron Hobbs with 2.8 per game.

Burke averages three three-pointers per game, the most on the Bears.

Hobbs (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Morgan State while Collin Nnamene (1.4 blocks per game) is the block leader.

Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State Prediction

  • Pick ATS:

    Morgan State (+5.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (140)

  • Prediction:
    Maryland-Eastern Shore 72, Morgan State 68
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