Bellarmine Knights (1-2) at Morgan State Bears (2-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Hill Field House)
The Line: Morgan State Bears +2 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
NOTE: THIS GAME HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
The Bellarmine Knights and the Morgan State Bears meet Sunday in college basketball action from Hill Field House.
Bellarmine enters this one at 1-2 so far this season. The Knights have losses to Duke and Chattanooga sandwiched between a win over Howard. As for Morgan State, they’re 2-1 this year. The Bears have won consecutive games over Lincoln PA and Iona. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Bellarmine has had some pretty solid outings this season, despite having the unenviable task of opening up against Duke. That one ended in a 76-54 loss for the Knights, but they got in the win column 84-63 over Howard in game two. On Wednesday against Chattanooga, Bellarmine couldn’t catch up and fell 77-68 to fall to 1-2.
In the loss to the Mocs, Bellarmine’s Pedro Bradshaw was the leading scorer, posting 22 points with six rebounds and three assists. Also in double-figures for the Knights was Dylan Penn with 19 points, six assists and two rebounds.
Over on the Morgan State side, they opened up with a pretty flat effort but have since turned in two nice performances. The Bears took a 62-55 loss to Mount St. Mary’s to kick off the year, but then got past Lincoln PA 102-94. On Tuesday in Morgan State’s last game they got another win 83-72 over Iona.
In the win versus the Gaels, Morgan State’s leading scorer was Troy Baxter with 25 points, seven rebounds and one assist. Lagio Grantsaan managed 22 points, two rebounds and two assists, and Malik Miller was also in double-digits with 11 points, six rebonds and two assists.
The Bears are 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 after an ATS win. Morgan State is 1-4 ATS in their last five after a straight-up win and 0-5 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
Morgan State is also 4-9 ATS in their last 13 versus a team with a losing straight-up record and the over is 3-0-1 in their last four Sunday games. The under is 5-1 in the Bears’ last six home games and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 after an ATS win.
PICK: I like Bellarmine in this one. Granted, the Knights couldn’t match up with Duke in the opener (not many teams can match up with Duke), but since then they’ve played pretty well. Bellarmine hung around with Chattanooga, but was ultimately done in by the Mocs’ hot shooting on 17 3-pointers. Unless Morgan State has a great shooting outing here and Bellarmine goes conversely cold, I like the Knights to get in there and cover/win.