Delaware State vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore - 3/10/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (5-26) at Delaware State Hornets (5-25)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: Delaware State Hornets -1 -- Over/Under: 144.5
The Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks and the Delaware State Hornets meet in college basketball action from Norfolk Scope on Tuesday.
Coming into this MEAC Tournament matchup, Maryland Eastern Shore is 5-27 on the season. Currently Maryland Eastern Shore is on a five-game losing streak, dropping to NC Central, NC A&T, Delaware State, Howard and Coppin State in succession.
In the loss to Coppin State, Maryland Eastern Shore’s lead scorer was Ahmad Frost with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Da’Shawn Phillip added 13 points with two rebounds and one assist there, and Canaan Bartley posted 11 points with four rebounds.
Over on the Delaware State side, they’re 6-25 this year. Across their last three games, Delaware State is 2-1, falling to Norfolk State while otherwise beating MD Eastern Shore and Howard in that time.
In the win over Howard, Delaware State’s John Crosby led the team on 25 points, six rebounds and two assists. Ameer Bennett and Johquin Wiley each notched 24 points there, and combined for six assists and 12 rebounds also.
Delaware State is 1-4 ATS in the last five Tuesday games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 after a straight-up win. Delaware State is 4-0 ATS in the last four games overall and the over is 5-0 in their last five games overall.
Meanwhile, Maryland Eastern Shore is 0-4 ATS in their last four after a straight-up loss and 0-4 ATS in their last four after an ATS loss. UMES is 0-5 ATS in their last five games overall and the under is 7-1-1 in their last nine neutral-site games.
During this five-game losing streak, Maryland Eastern Shore has been shut down pretty badly on offense, posting 63 or fewer points in each game. If there’s a silver lining there, it’s that Maryland Eastern Shore has been competitive in their last two, with a margin of defeat of just five combined points.
Considering how well Delaware State has done on offense lately—they hung 84 on MDES the last time these teams played and 100 versus Howard in their last outing—I don’t see a lot of different scenarios occurring here. I’m going with Delaware State.