Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Florida A&M - 2/17/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Florida A&M Rattlers (10-13) at Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (4-21)
College Basketball: Monday, February 17, 2020 at 7:30 pm (William P Hytche Athletic Center)
The Line: Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 129 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Florida A&M Rattlers (10-13, 8-4 CONF) and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (4-21, 3-7 CONF) will meet on Monday, February 17th for a MEAC matchup at the Hytche Arena in Princess Anne, MD.
Florida A&M is coming off a win in double overtime over Deleware State, 97-95. That win made it four straight for the Rattlers, as they are riding a hot streak into this game. ME Shore is coming off a big home win over Bethune Cookman, 66-58. Bethune Cookman is no slouch in this conference, so this is definitely a huge win for ME Shore this season, as they only have four all year.
Florida A&M scores 67.6 points per game on 41.6% FG shooting. G Rod Melton Jr. leads the team in scoring as he averages 12.9 PPG this season. Florida A&M allows 74.4 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -6.8 scoring differential so far this season. Florida A&M also earns 35.3 rebounds, 10.2 assists, 1.8 blocks, and 7.4 steals per game.
ME Shore has one of the worst offenses in the country, as the Hawks only manage to score 55.8 points per game on 36% FG shooting. ME Shore’s leading scorer is AJ Cheeseman, who scores 9.4 PPG. ME Shore allows 70.9 points per game to the opposition. ME Shore also earns 32.9 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 3.5 blocks, and 7.6 steals per game.
Florida A&M is 13-10 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. Florida A&M is also 7-8 ATS on the road so far this season. ME Shore is 14-10 ATS this season and 8-2 ATS in their last ten games. ME Shore is also 4-2 ATS at home so far this season.
I am big on this Florida A&M team, as although they struggled to pull out the win over Deleware State, I still think they are well-groomed enough to get a decisive win over ME Shore. Because of their last game, A&M is going to be undervalued, and that is where I strike. Florida A&M beat Iowa State this season for crying out loud! Give me the Rattlers -4.5.