Morgan State Bears (4-8) vs. Hartford Hawks (4-11)
December 30, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Hartford Hawks +9.5 / Morgan State Bears -9.5; Over/Under: +136.5
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The Morgan State Bears and Hartford Hawks meet Friday in college basketball action at the Chase Arena. The Morgan State Bears look for their fifth win. The Hartford Hawks look for their fifth win.
The Morgan State Bears are averaging 79.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.3 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Isaiah Burke is averaging 17.8 points and 2.1 rebounds, while Malik Miller is averaging 16.9 points and 9 rebounds. Khalil Turner is dishing 2.1 assists and David McCullough is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Morgan State Bears are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Morgan State Bears are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game.
The Hartford Hawks are averaging 63.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.7 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Briggs McClain is averaging 16.4 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Kurtis Henderson is averaging 9.7 points and 2.4 assists. Michael Dunne is grabbing 3.1 rebounds and Jared Kimbrough is dishing 1.8 assists. The Hartford Hawks are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hartford Hawks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.
The Bears are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Hawks last 4 home games. The under is 6-0 in Hawks last 6 overall.
The Hartford Hawks do play their best ball at home, but they’re a terrible team overall that loses by an average of 5.1 points on the season and their last 5 games by an average of 16.2 points. The Morgan State Bears are easily the better side, and the fact this is their first game as a favorite tells you all you need to know about Hartford. I’ll lay the chalk.