Morgan State Bears (15-16) at Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (16-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats -2.5 -- Over/Under: 144 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Morgan State Bears and Bethune-Cookman Wildcats meet Thursday in the college basketball MEAC Tournament at the Norfolk Scope Arena.
The Morgan State Bears need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Morgan State Bears are averaging 70.4 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.9 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Stanley Davis is averaging 13.7 points and six rebounds while Troy Baxter Jr. is averaging 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Sherwyn Devonish-Prince Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Burke is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Morgan State Bears are shooting 28.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Morgan State Bears are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The Morgan State Bears have won four of their last five non-home games.
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are averaging 74.6 points on 42.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Isaiah Bailey is averaging 15.2 points and 2.3 assists while Cletrell Pope is averaging 14.2 points and one assist. Leon Redd is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Malik Maitland is dishing 3.1 assists. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have lost four of their last six non-home games.
The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats won the first meeting back in January, a game in which they scored 85 points and shot a healthy 48 percent from the field. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are playing some of their best ball of the season right now, which includes winning their last five games by an average of 5.4 points while allowing just 37.2 percent shooting from the field and 18.7 percent shooting from deep. The Morgan State Bears have had a hard time scoring all season long, so this doesn't feel like a great matchup for them. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats advance to the next round.