Delaware State Hornets (2-24) vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (10-14)
March 3, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks -12 / Delaware State Hornets +12; Over/Under: -129.5
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The Delaware State Hornets and the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks meet in college basketball action from the Hytche Athletic Center on Thursday night.
The Delaware State Hornets will look to snap a double-digit losing streak after an 80-67 loss to Coppin State last time out. Myles Carter has 16.7 PPG with 5.8 RPG to lead the Hornets in scoring while Dominik Fragala has 12.5 PPG with 2.3 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Delaware State so far this season. Chris Sodom also has a team-high 6.1 RPG to lead Delaware State on the glass and Corey Perkins has a team-high 3.3 APG to own the team-high in assists for DSU so far this year. As a team, Delaware State is averaging 62.8 PPG on 40.5% shooting from the field, 32.6% from three and 66.5% from the foul line while allowing 73.9 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field and 35.9% from three this season.
The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks will look to rebound after an 82-48 loss to Morgan State last time out. Dom London leads the Hawks in scoring with 10.7 PPG and Zion Styles has 10.2 PPG as the only other double-digit scorer for UMES up to this point in the season. Da’Shawn Phillip has 9.1 PPG with 4.4 RPG and a team-high 3.2 APG while Nathaniel Pollard Jr. has a team-high 6.7 RPG to lead the Hawks on the boards as well this season. As a team, Maryland-Eastern Shore is averaging 67.4 PPG on 41.4% shooting from the field, 33.4% from three and 64.1% from the foul line while allowing 66.6 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field and 33.3% from three this season.
Delaware State is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a winning home record and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall while the over is 5-0-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. Maryland-Eastern Shore is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning percentage below .400 and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS loss while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss by 20 or more points.
I get the case to be made for UMES laying points at home, as you see a team with two wins in 26 games and go running the other way. However, the Hornets have been competitive as of late and I think we could be in store for another war here. I’m not going to do this often, but in spots there are value points for the Hornets and I think this is one. Give me DSU and the points here.