Betting on today’s Bulldogs and Bears game? Catch the action at Hill Field House in Baltimore, MD, as the Bears hosts this showdown at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. South Carolina State come into this Mid-Eastern conference matchup as the -1.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 147.5 points.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS VS MORGAN STATE BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Morgan State Bears +1.5

This game will be played at Hill Field House at 4:30 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE MORGAN STATE BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bears.
  • Not only will Morgan State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Bulldogs?

South Carolina State comes into this game with a record of 12-16, including a 6-3 mark in Mid-Eastern play. They have won three straight games and are 3-1 when favored this season.

On the road, the Bulldogs are 4-12 this season, and their average scoring margin is -12.2 points per game. They are coming off a 64-56 win over Maryland Eastern Shore and have gone 4-1 in their last five road games.

South Carolina State has been solid vs. the spread this year, going 15-7-2. They have been especially good on the road, going 11-4-1 ATS. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in South Carolina State’s games this season (148.7). So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 131 points.

The South Carolina State offense is coming off a game in which they scored 64 points vs. Maryland Eastern Shore. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.9% while connecting on 4 threes. The team’s top scorer is Mitchel Taylor, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 8.3, while Michael Teal also maintains a PPG average of 8.3 leading up to the game.

Coming into the game, South Carolina State will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 75.8 points per game (266th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Carolina State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.0% this season.

Does Morgan State Have a Shot at a Home Win?

After losing their most recent game to Norfolk State by a score of 85-82, Morgan State will look to get back on track tonight against South Carolina State. So far this season, the Bears have gone 3-4 at home compared to 1-14 on the road.

Overall, Morgan State has a record of 9-18 and has lost three straight games. In their last 10 games at home, the Bears are 6-4.

As the underdog, Morgan State has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 9-9-1. Their overall ATS mark is 10-11-1 and at home, they are 4-3. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bears are 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Morgan State games is 12-10 and today’s over/under line of 147.5 is very close to the average over/under line in their games this year of 147.6. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 151 points.

Morgan State is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 82 points vs. Norfolk State. This figure is more than their season average of 72.6 points per game. Wynston Tabbs is leading the team in scoring at 15.1 points per contest. Will Thomas has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.7 going into the game.

Coming into the game, Morgan State will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 78.3 points per game (304th). So far, the Morgan State defense is giving up an average of 11.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.2 times per game (704th).