Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State - 1/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Morgan State Bears (10-12) at Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (2-18)
College Basketball: Monday, January 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm (William P Hytche Athletic Center)
The Line: Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks +6.5 -- Over/Under: 133 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Morgan State Bears and the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks meet in college basketball action from Hythe Athletic Center on Monday.
Morgan State comes in here at 10-12 so far. The Bears are 2-3 in the last five games, falling to Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman and NC A&T while otherwise beating Howard and Coppin State.
In the win over the Eagles, Morgan State’s Stanley Davis led the way on a double-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Sherwyn Devonish-Prince added 11 points with three rebounds there also.
Over on the Maryland Eastern Shore side, they’re 2-18 this season. The Hawks are on a four-game losing streak right now, falling to NC A&T, NC Central, Norfolk State and SC State in that time.
In the loss to the Bulldogs, MD Eastern Shore’s Canaan Bartley led the team with 13 points and one assist. Also in double-figures there was AJ Cheeseman with 11 points and eight rebounds.
The over is 5-2 in the Hawks’ last seven overall and 5-2 in their last seven home games. MD Eastern Shore is 5-2 ATS in the last seven after an ATS loss and the over is 4-0 in their las four after an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Bears are 6-21 ATS in their last 27 Monday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up win. Morgan State is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and the over is 7-2 in their last nine road games.
Morgan State seems to play better in lower-scoring games lately, as in each of the last two times they’ve hit 70 points, they’ve lost. Conversely, in the Bears’ last two wins, they’ve scored a max of 68 (and 50 versus Coppin State).
The Hawks haven’t seen the other side of 64 points in any of their last four games, so this is probably going to be a lower-scoring affair as well. I’m going to stick with Morgan State on the cover here, as it seems the more logical play.