Maryland-Eastern Shore vs Morgan State Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, March 9, 2023

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The No. 4 seed Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (17-12, 9-5 MEAC) will hit the court in the MEAC Tournament against the No. 5 seed Morgan State Bears (15-15, 7-7 MEAC). The teams will face off Thursday at 6:00 PM live on ESPN+.

Thursday’s matchup between the Hawks and the Bears features the Hawks as 5.5-point favorites. A 140-point total is set for the game.

Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State Odds

Point Spread for Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing Maryland-Eastern Shore as the favorite.

Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Maryland-Eastern Shore has -225 odds to pick up the win, while Morgan State is listed at +186 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 140 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN+
  • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
  • Arena: Norfolk Scope

Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State Betting Trends

Maryland-Eastern Shore is 15-8-2 against the spread this season. The Hawks have been chosen as favorites in 11 games this year and have walked away with the win 10 times (90.9%) in those games. Maryland-Eastern Shore has gone over the point total in 42.3% of its opportunities this year (11 times over 26 games with a set point total).

Morgan State has 12 wins against the spread in 26 games this season. The Bears have put together a 5-12 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 29.4% of those games). Morgan State’s games this year have gone over the point total 50% of the time (13 out of 26 games with a set point total).

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Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State Key Players to Watch

Maryland-Eastern Shore

Nathaniel Pollard Jr. leads his squad in rebounds per contest (8.2), and also averages 9.9 points and 2 assists. At the other end, he delivers 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Zion Styles leads the Hawks with 11.6 points per game and 1.8 assists, while also posting 3.5 rebounds. Da’Shawn Phillip averages 10.1 points, 3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest, shooting 40.6% from the floor and 33.8% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per contest. Kevon Voyles puts up 13.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest, shooting 50.6% from the floor and 35.9% from beyond the arc with 1.6 made 3-pointers per contest.

Morgan State

Isaiah Burke is the Bears’ top scorer (18.7 points per game) and assist man (2.7), and delivers 2.4 rebounds. Malik Miller gets the Bears 17.6 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game. He also averages 2.1 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Kameron Hobbs paces the Bears in assists (2.8 per game), and posts 8.3 points and 2.8 rebounds. He also posts 1.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. The Bears receive 7.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game from Lewis Djonkam.

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What you need to know about the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks

In Maryland-Eastern Shore’s 14 MEAC games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total five times. The Hawks are 216th in the nation with 69.9 points per game this season. At the other end, they rank 65th with 66.1 points allowed per contest. With 29.7 boards per game, Maryland-Eastern Shore ranks 292nd in the country. It cedes 32.3 rebounds per contest, which ranks 265th in college basketball.

Maryland-Eastern Shore is draining 7.7 three-pointers per game (139th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 32.6% shooting percentage (269th-ranked) from beyond the arc. With 6.3 three-pointers conceded per game, the Hawks rank 66th in the nation. They are giving up a 32.1% shooting percentage from three-point land, which ranks 78th in college basketball.

The Hawks have gone 6-4 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-3-2 record against the spread in that span. Three of Maryland-Eastern Shore’s last 10 outings have hit the over. Maryland-Eastern Shore’s offense has been better over its last 10 games, scoring 74.1 points per contest compared to the 69.9 it has averaged this season. The last 10 games have seen Maryland-Eastern Shore allow two fewer points per game (64.1) than its season-long average (66.1).

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What you need to know about the Morgan State Bears

Morgan State has put together a 6-9-0 record against the spread in conference play this season. The Bears are 96th in college basketball in points scored (75.3 per game) and 239th in points allowed (72.1). In 2022-23, Morgan State is 187th in the country in rebounds (31.6 per game) and 281st in rebounds conceded (32.6).

Morgan State is 260th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.7 per game) and 43rd in 3-point percentage (36.9%). Giving up 6.1 3-pointers per game and conceding 31.1% from beyond the arc, the Bears are 46th and 40th in college basketball, respectively, in those categories.

The Bears are 3-7 against the spread and 4-6 overall in their past 10 contests. Morgan State has gone over the total in four of its past 10 contests. Morgan State is posting 67.5 points per game in its previous 10 games, which is 7.8 fewer points than its average for the season (75.3). The Bears have played worse defensively in their previous 10 games, surrendering 72.2 points per contest, 0.1 more points their than season average of 72.1.

Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Maryland-Eastern Shore, and we project that Morgan State will cover the spread (Maryland-Eastern Shore -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 140 points.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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