The Delaware State Hornets (3-23, 2-10 MEAC), who are currently on a six-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they visit Hill Field House to meet the Morgan State Bears (14-14, 8-5 MEAC). Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 24, 2020.
Delaware State Hornets at Morgan State Bears Betting Preview
The Hornets were beaten by the Coppin State Eagles in their last game, 98-86. Delaware State’s John Crosby put together a solid performance, leading both teams in scoring with 27 points on 10-for-20 shooting. Coppin State had a free throw rate of 0.439 (above their season average of 0.194). Delaware State, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 11.6 (better than their season average of 18.3).
In the Bears’ last game, they defeated the South Carolina State Bulldogs, 78-72. With 14 points on 6-for-12 shooting, Malik Miller led Morgan State in scoring. The Bears had an effective field goal percentage of 0.525 (above their season average of 0.468) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.1 (above their season average of 34.2).
The offensive glass could be a huge advantage for Morgan State in this matchup. The Bears are among the nation’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 25th in offensive rebounding percentage at 34.2 percent. Meanwhile, Delaware State ranks 291st in the country at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 69.5 percent.
These two teams have already met once this season. The Bears won 81-68. The Bears played a nearly flawless game. They had a phenomenal free throw rate of 0.529 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.529. The Hornets were 0.300 and 0.417, respectively, for those same stats. Crosby scored a game-high 22 points.
Delaware State Hornets at Morgan State Bears Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Morgan State, ATS Winner – Morgan State, O/U – Over
The Hornets rank 78th in steals per game (7.1) while the Bears rank 147th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
Morgan State blocks 4.1 opponent shots per game, which ranks 56th in the nation. Delaware State ranks 101st in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
Morgan State averages 38.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 40th in the nation. Delaware State ranks 279th in rebounds allowed per game (40.2).
The Bears rank 68th in assists allowed per game (11.5) while the Hornets rank 258th (15.8).
Delaware State ranks 86th in three pointers attempted per game (24.0) while Morgan State ranks 270th (18.3).
The Bears have outscored opponents by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Morgan State has been defeated by an average of 0.4 points.
During their last five games, the Hornets have scored an average of 78.8 points per game (6.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 90.2 points per game (6.4 above their season average).