MD-Eastern Shore vs South Carolina State Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/26/24

South Carolina State (10-16) vs Maryland-Eastern Shore (8-16)

Game Info: Monday, February 26, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center)

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The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks and the South Carolina State Bulldogs meet Monday in college basketball action from SHM Memorial Center. MD-Eastern Shore is 8-16 overall this year following a loss to NC Central on Saturday. As for South Carolina State, they’re coming off a win over Delaware State to move to 11-16 so far. Let’s get into our MD-Eastern Shore vs South Carolina State prediction. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Pick Dawgz.

MD-Eastern Shore Hawks

The Hawks got off to a rough 4-12 start over their first 16 games this year but things have been better since then. MD-Eastern Shore is .500 through their last eight games, notching wins over Queens College NY, Norfolk State, Bryn Athyn and Coppin State during that time.

On Saturday versus NC Central, MD-Eastern Shore fell back into the loss column. The Hawks came out of the break with a 42-28 deficit and trailed the rest of the way 46-27 in a blowout loss 88-55. Troy Hupstead was the leading team scorer on 16 points and 10 rebounds in the defeat.

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South Carolina State Bulldogs

Over on the Bulldogs’ side, they started out rough as well with a 4-14 run to kick off the season. South Carolina State is 7-2 in their last nine though, beating NC Central, Delaware State, MD-Eastern Shore, Coppin State, Chicago State, Howard and Delaware State again.

In the rematch with Delaware State over the weekend, the Bulldogs were up 25-24 going into the second half. South Carolina State closed on a 44-38 run and took the victory 69-62. Raquan Brown was the leading team scorer with his 18 points and three rebounds.

ANDREW’S FREE MD-EASTERN SHORE VS SOUTH CAROLINA STATE PREDICTION

I’ll lean toward South Carolina State. The Bulldogs played a pretty decent game versus Delaware State in their last outing, hitting 42.1 percent from the field with 35 rebounds. The 18 turnovers didn’t help, but the 21 points off 18 Hornets turnovers did. South Carolina State has a nice 69 or more points in five of their last six games.

The last time these teams saw each other on January 29, South Carolina State took a 63-53 victory on the road. The 3-point shooting was awful in that one (14.3 percent) as was the foul shooting (52 percent), but otherwise it was a decent game for the Bulldogs. South Carolina State should be primed for a good performance in the rematch.

Andrew’s Pick South Carolina State Bulldogs -8.5

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