The Howard Bison (2-20, 0-7 MEAC), who are currently on a 10-game losing streak, look to get back in the win column when they welcome the Morgan State Bears (11-12, 5-3 MEAC) to Burr Arena. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Morgan State Bears vs. Howard Bison Betting Preview
In the Bears’ last contest, they beat the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks, 56-50. With 10 points and nine rebounds, Malik Miller had a solid game for Morgan State. Morgan State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 35.9 (above their season average of 34.1) and a free throw rate of 0.268 (above their season average of 0.261). For those same stats, Maryland Eastern Shore recorded marks of 16.7 and 0.211, respectively.
The Bison are hoping for a better outcome after their 82-75 loss to the Coppin State Eagles in their last contest. Wayne Bristol Jr. was the top scorer from either team with 28 points on 9-for-16 shooting. Coppin State had a free throw rate of 0.224 (above their season average of 0.187). Howard, meanwhile, forced the Eagles into a turnover percentage of 22.3 (above their season average of 16.5).
The offensive glass should be a major edge for Morgan State in this battle. The Bears currently rank 33rd in offensive rebounding percentage (34.2 percent), while Howard ranks 348th in defensive rebounding percentage (65.4 percent).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Bears won 68-58. The Bears dominated every stat category in the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 40.0 and a free throw rate of 0.220. For those same stats, the Bison recorded marks of 21.6 and 0.164, respectively. Kyle Foster scored a game-high 15 points.
Morgan State Bears vs. Howard Bison Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Howard, ATS Winner – Howard, O/U – Over
Howard ranks 153rd in three pointers attempted per game (21.8) while Morgan State ranks 227th (19.1).
The Bison’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 8.2, down from 12.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 64.4 points per game (6.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (8.3 below their season average).