The Delaware State Hornets’ (6-22, 4-9 MEAC) MEAC schedule includes Thursday’s game against the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (16-12, 8-5 MEAC) at Memorial Hall Gym. It begins at 7:30 PM ET.
Thursday’s matchup between the Hawks and the Hornets features the Hawks as 6-point favorites. The matchup’s over/under is 135.5.
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Delaware State Odds
Point Spread for Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Delaware State
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing Maryland-Eastern Shore as the favorite.
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Delaware State Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Maryland-Eastern Shore has -253 odds to pick up the win, while Delaware State is listed at +207 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 135.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, March 2, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- Location: Dover, Delaware
- Arena: Memorial Hall Gym
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Delaware State Betting Trends
Maryland-Eastern Shore has 15 wins against the spread in 24 games this season. The Hawks have been favorites in 10 games this season and have come away with the win nine times (90%) in those contests. Maryland-Eastern Shore has hit the over in 40.7% of its opportunities this year (11 times in 27 games with a set point total).
Delaware State is 14-13-0 against the spread this season. The Hornets have compiled a 4-16 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 20% of those games). Delaware State’s games this year have gone over the point total 55.6% of the time (15 out of 27 games with a set point total).
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Delaware State Key Players to Watch
Nathaniel Pollard Jr. paces the Hawks at 7.9 rebounds per game, while also averaging 2 assists and 10 points. Zion Styles leads his team in both points (11.6) and assists (1.8) per contest, and also puts up 3.5 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 1.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Da’Shawn Phillip posts 10.3 points, 3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest, shooting 41.3% from the field and 35.1% from downtown with 1.7 made 3-pointers per contest. Donchevell Nugent is averaging 6.6 points, 1.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds per contest.
Martez Robinson is the Hornets’ top scorer (11.8 points per game) and rebounder (5.5), and produces 2.8 assists. The Hornets get 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game from Jevin Muniz. Brandon Stone is averaging 11.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, making 51.9% of his shots from the floor. Corey Perkins leads the Hornets in assists (3.8 per game), and posts 5.4 points and 1.8 rebounds. He also averages 1.4 steals and 0 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
Maryland-Eastern Shore has put together a 7-5-1 conference record against the spread this season. With 70.1 points per game on offense, the Hawks are 215th in the country. Defensively, they allow 66.4 points per contest, which ranks 75th in college basketball. Maryland-Eastern Shore is averaging 29.6 rebounds per game (294th-ranked in college basketball). It is giving up 31.9 rebounds per contest (239th-ranked).
The Hawks are posting 78 points per game at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 63.3 points per contest. Maryland-Eastern Shore is draining 7.7 threes per game (147th-ranked in college basketball) this season, while owning a 32.7% three-point percentage (262nd-ranked). The Hawks are 73rd in college basketball with 6.4 three-pointers allowed per game this year. Meanwhile, they rank 70th with a 32% shooting percentage allowed from downtown.
The Hawks have a 6-3-1 record against the spread while finishing 6-4 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Maryland-Eastern Shore has gone over the total three times. Maryland-Eastern Shore has seen an uptick in scoring lately, putting up 73.6 points per game in its last 10 contests, 3.5 points more than the 70.1 it has scored this year. The last 10 games have seen Maryland-Eastern Shore allow 2.3 fewer points per game (64.1) than its season-long average (66.4).
What you need to know about the Delaware State Hornets
Delaware State’s conference games have hit the over nine out of 14 times this season. At 65.1 points scored per game and 75.4 points conceded, the Hornets are 331st in college basketball on offense and 320th on defense. On the glass, Delaware State is 232nd in the country in rebounds (31 per game). It is 246th in rebounds conceded (32 per game).
The Hornets are scoring more points at home (68.4 per game) than on the road (62.8). Beyond the arc, Delaware State is 331st in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (5.7). It is 309th in 3-point percentage at 31.7%. Defensively, the Hornets are fifth-worst in the nation in 3-pointers allowed per game at 9.4. And they are -4-worst in 3-point percentage allowed at 40.3%.
The Hornets are 6-4 against the spread and 4-6 overall over their last 10 contests. Delaware State has gone over the total in five of its past 10 outings. Delaware State is averaging 68.6 points per game in its previous 10 games, which is 3.5 more than its average for the season (65.1). Over their last 10 games, the Hornets are allowing 74.5 points per game, 0.9 fewer points than their season average (75.4).
Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Delaware State Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this contest is Maryland-Eastern Shore, and we expect that Delaware State will cover the spread (Maryland-Eastern Shore -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 135.5 points.
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