Planning on watching today’s Hornets and Bears game? Catch the action at Hill Field House in Baltimore, MD, as the Bears hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. In this Mid-Eastern matchup, the Hornets are the betting favorite against the Bears. The over/under for the game is 145.5 points.

DELAWARE STATE HORNETS VS MORGAN STATE BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Morgan State Bears +4

This game will be played at Hill Field House at 7:30 ET on Monday, January 8th.

WHY BET THE MORGAN STATE BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bears.
  • Not only will Morgan State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Does Delaware State Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Delaware State comes into today’s game as the favorite, favored by four points. So far this season, the Hornets have an overall record of 8-9 and have won two straight games. In their last game, they took down Coppin State by a score of 55-53.

On the road this season, Delaware State is just 4-7 and has an average scoring margin of -9.5 points per game. Over their last ten road games, the Hornets are just 4-6.

Delaware State has an ATS record of 9-6 this season, including a 7-4 mark on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hornets are just 1-7 vs. the spread, and they are 0-2 this year as the favorite. On the road, their ATS record vs. the spread is 1-2 over their last three games.

Delaware State’s over/under record this season is 8-7 and their games have averaged 141.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is higher than the average OU line of 139.2 in their games. So far, 13 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s OU line. In their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 128 points.

In their recent matchup, the Delaware State offense ended with 55 points against Coppin State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 38.8% and made 4 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Martez Robinson who comes into today’s matchup averaging 17.2. Jevin Muniz also heads into the game with a PPG average of 13.5.

In terms of defense, Delaware State is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.6 threes per game vs. Morgan State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.2%.

No Pressure for Morgan State as Home Dogs

Heading into today’s matchup, the Morgan State Bears are 4-13 overall and are currently on a five-game losing streak. They are 1-2 at home this season and have been the underdog in 13 of their 17 games.

In their last game, the Bears faced off against Maryland Eastern Shore and lost by a score of 75-74. Over their last 10 games at home, Morgan State has gone 6-4.

As the underdog, Morgan State has gone 5-7-1 against the spread this season. Their overall ATS record is 5-8-1. In their last three games as the underdog, the Bears have gone 1-2 vs. the spread. At home, Morgan State has an ATS mark of 2-1 this year and they are 3-4 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 145.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Morgan State’s games this season (148.5). So far, their over/under record is 8-6. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. On the year, eight of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

The Bears’ offense wrapped up their last game with 74 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 71.5 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Wynston Tabbs, who holds an average of 14.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Kameron Hobbs is averaging 10.1 points per game this season.

At this time, the Bears’ defense is positioned 290th in the country, permitting 78.6 points per game. So far, the Morgan State defense is giving up an average of 10.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.3 times per game (689th).