MD-Eastern Shore Hawks vs. Morgan State Bears - 3/8/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morgan State Bears (8-21) at MD-Eastern Shore Hawks (10-20)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: MD-Eastern Shore Hawks +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and Morgan State Bears will face off in the opening round of the MEAC Tournament.
The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks finished the regular season with a 10-21 record and will be the 8th seed in the MEAC Tournament. Maryland Eastern ended on a high note winning their last two games. As a team Maryland Eastern averaged 68.4 points per game and shot 70% from the free throw line. Leading the Hawks this season was Devin Martin who averaged 17.2 points per game and 4.6 rebounds. Dominique Elliott was second on the team with 14.6 points per game and 7.9 rebounds.
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The Morgan State Bears finished the regular season with a 8-21 record and finished 9th in the Conference. Morgan State finished the season strong winning 3 out of their last 4 games. Morgan State averaged 67.0 points per game and shot 69% from the free-throw line. The leading scorer for the Bears has been Cedric Blossom who is averaging 14.9 points per game and 6.6 rebounds. Rasean Simpson is second on the team with 12.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds.
Maryland Eastern dominated the season series beating Morgan State both on the road and at home.
Morgan State is 4-1-1 against the spread in their last 6 neutral site games. The Bears are 0-4 against the spread in their last 4 Tuesday games. Maryland Eastern is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. The Hawks are 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
This will be a hard fought opening round game and should be a close game. I think Maryland Eastern is the better team here and have already beat Morgan State twice. Il the Maryland Eastern and the free point.