Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Bears and Cougars. The game is starting at 9:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Cougars at Marriott Center in Provo, UT. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 157 points, and the Cougars are favored to win at home against the Bears.
MORGAN STATE BEARS VS BYU COUGARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Morgan State Bears +30
This game will be played at Marriott Center at 9:00 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE MORGAN STATE BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-71 in favor of the Cougars.
- Even though we have BYU winning straight-up, we like Morgan State at +30.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for the Bears?
Morgan State is currently 0-2 on the season and will be playing their third game. In the last three games where they were the underdogs, Morgan State has gone 0-3. Heading into today’s game, Morgan State has a 0-2 ATS record. Over their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Morgan State has gone 2-6 against the spread.
Through two games, Morgan State has an over/under record of 2-0-0 with their games averaging a combined 168 points per game so far. When analyzing the Bears’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 73 points per game and an over/under record of 3-0.
In their recent matchup, the Morgan State offense ended with 68 points against Fresno State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 37.3% and made 6 threes. Offensively, the Bears have a season long field goal percentage of 45%, which is 200th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 183rd in percentage and 202nd in three-pointers made.
So far, the Bears’ defense is ranked 139th in the country at 80.2 points per contest. Against Fresno State in their most recent game, the Morgan State defense gave up a total of 87 points while allowing Fresno State to hit 53% of their shots.
Do the Cougars Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
BYU, who is undefeated this season, will be playing in their fourth game of the season. Up to this point, the Cougars have been favored in each of their games. BYU has a perfect 3-0 ATS record going into today’s game. When considering the previous season, BYU’s ATS performance in their last ten games is an impressive 8-2.
Looking at their over/under performance through three games, BYU has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 155 points per game on average. When analyzing the Cougars’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 91 points per game and an over/under record of 1-4.
The BYU offense is coming off a game in which they scored 105 points vs. Southeastern Louisiana. Overall their field goal percentage was 50.7% while connecting on 15 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Trevin Knell, who holds an average of 14.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jaxson Robinson is averaging 14 points per game this season.
So far this season, the BYU defense has been performing well, ranking 20th in the country at 58.7 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 3.3 threes per game vs. Morgan State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 19.2%.