Looking to win big? The Bears and Bison face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bison are hosting the game at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, DC. The over/under for this Mid-Eastern conference contest is set at 154.5 points, with Howard being favored by -9.5 at home against Morgan State.

MORGAN STATE BEARS VS HOWARD BISON BETTING PICK

The Pick: Morgan State Bears +9.5

This game will be played at Burr Gymnasium at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE MORGAN STATE BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Bison.
  • Even though we have Howard winning straight-up, we like Morgan State at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Do the Bears Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

Today, Morgan State will be on the road, where they have gone 1-13 this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -17.9 points per game, and they have lost two straight games away from home.

So far this season, the Bears have gone 2-15 when they are the underdog, and they are currently the underdog by 9.5 points. In their last game, they lost to Delaware State by a score of 80-58.

When looking at Morgan State’s ATS record this season, they are currently 8-11-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-8-1. As the underdog, the Bears have gone 7-9-1 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Morgan State has a 6-4 ATS record.

So far this season, the over/under record for Morgan State games is 11-9. This year’s average over/under line in their games is 147.4, and the average scoring total in their games is 150.2. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.

Most recently, the Morgan State offense finished with just 58 points vs. Delaware State. For the game, they hit 4/18 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 36.4%. Coming into the game, the Bears offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 30%. On average, they get up 17.4 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 12.8 made free-throws.

At present, the Bears’ defense is nationally ranked 300th, allowing 78.0 points per game. Morgan State’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Delaware State offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 80 points.

Can the Bison Grab a Win at Home?

Howard comes into this game with a record of 11-15, including a 5-4 mark in Mid-Eastern Conference play. At home, the Bison are 4-5 this season, and they are favored by 9.5 points today.

Over their last 10 games at home, Howard has gone 5-5. Their average scoring margin at home this season is +1.8 points per game.

Howard has an ATS record of 9-13-2 this season and is 4-4-1 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison are just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Howard’s games this year (147.9) and their over/under record is 16-8. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 153 points.

In contrast to their season average of 75.3 points per game, the Howard had a below average performance. They scored 68 points against South Carolina State and had a field goal percentage of 40.4%. Seth Towns led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Bryce Harris contributed 14 points for the Bison.

At present, the Bison’s defense is nationally ranked 269th, allowing 75.9 points per game. Against South Carolina State in their most recent game, the Howard defense gave up a total of 75 points while allowing South Carolina State to hit 40% of their shots.