The Morgan State Bears (3-7), who are currently on a five-game losing streak, will try to get back in the win column when they welcome the Longwood Lancers (4-5) to Hill Field House. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Longwood Lancers vs. Morgan State Bears Betting Preview
In the Lancers’ last matchup, they lost to the North Carolina A&T Aggies, 52-41. Longwood’s Shabooty Phillips had a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 10 points on 3-for-4 shooting. North Carolina A&T had a much better free throw rate (0.204 vs. 0.102). Longwood, on the other hand, held the Aggies to an offensive rebounding percentage of 11.1 (below their season average of 27.0).
The Bears are trying to rebound after their 76-59 loss to the Towson Tigers in their last outing. Stanley Davis led Morgan State in scoring with 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting. Towson out-rebounded Morgan State. The Tigers had 15 offensive rebounds and 34 total rebounds, while the Bears had eight and 24, respectively.
The inefficient offense of Morgan State will clash against the elite defense of Longwood. Since the 2018-19 season, the Bears rank 329th in offensive efficiency, while the Lancers are 23rd in defensive efficiency. The Lancers figure to have the edge on that side of the ball.
Longwood Lancers at Morgan State Bears ATS Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Morgan State, ATS Winner – Morgan State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Bears rank 16th in assists allowed per game (13.3) while the Lancers rank 88th (13.0).
Longwood ranks 236th in steals per game (6.0) while Morgan State ranks 253rd (7.0).
Morgan State ranks 23rd in blocks per game (2.4) while Longwood ranks 261st (2.0).
The Lancers rank 62nd in three pointers attempted per game (27.1) while the Bears rank 290th (17.6).
Morgan State averages 36.6 rebounds per game, which ranks 62nd in the nation. Longwood ranks 206th in rebounds allowed per game (34.5).