The Delaware State Hornets (1-13), who are currently on a six-game skid, will try to get back in the win column when they welcome the Morgan State Bears (6-9) to Memorial Hall. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
Morgan State Bears vs. Delaware State Hornets ATS Preview
In the Bears’ last matchup, they were beaten by the CSUN Matadors, 93-82. David Syfax Jr. put together a solid performance for Morgan State, leading the team in scoring with 15 points on 7-for-9 shooting. One of CSUN’s biggest advantages was getting to the charity stripe. They had 34 free throw attempts, while Morgan State had just 13.
The Hornets are hoping for a better outcome after their 78-76 loss to the Washington Adventist Shock in their last contest. John Crosby was the top scorer from either team with 18 points on 7-for-16 shooting. Washington Adventist had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 23.7). Delaware State, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.180 vs. 0.157).
Expect Morgan State to dominate the offensive glass in this showdown. The Bears rank 53rd in offensive rebounding percentage (33.8 percent), while Delaware State ranks 279th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.1 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Bears won the sole game last season, 76-58. The Bears dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 11.5 and a free throw rate of 0.224. The Hornets were 28.6 and 0.189, respectively, for those same stats.
Morgan State Bears at Delaware State Hornets Odds Prediction
Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Delaware State, ATS Winner – Delaware State, O/U – Under
Morgan State averages 3.9 blocks per game, which ranks 67th in the country. Delaware State ranks 116th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
The Hornets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.8, down from 13.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 78.6 points per game (6.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 77.2 points per game (2.3 above their season average).