South Carolina State Bulldogs (12-11) vs. Morgan State Bears (7-12)
February 14, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Morgan State Bears -2.5 ; Over/Under: 147.5
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The South Carolina State Bulldogs and the Morgan State Bears meet Monday in college basketball action from Hill Field House. South Carolina State is 13-11 on the year. The Bulldogs beat Coppin State in their last game. As for Morgan State, they’re sitting at 7-12 so far and lost to NC Central in their most recent outing. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
SC State began the year on a sketchy 7-10 run and were only able to play two games from December 21 to January 18. Since then the Bulldogs have won six of seven games over Morris, MD-Eastern Shore, Delaware State, Howard, NC Central and Coppin State.
In the Coppin State matchup, the Bulldogs posted a 33-29 edge in each half on the way to a 66-58 victory. Rahsaan Edwards was the leading scorer on 15 points with six rebounds, and Jemel Davis added 10 points with four boards.
Over on the Morgan State side, they kicked off their campaign on a 6-7 run and played just one game from December 18 to January 10. The Bears are on a 1-5 skid right now, losing to Coppin State, Howard, Norfolk State, MD Eastern Shore and NC Central.
Matched up against NC Central on Saturday, the Bears had a comfortable 41-29 lead by halftime. Morgan State was outscored 23-45 from there in a 74-64 loss. Malik Miller topped the team with 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
The Bears are 8-23 ATS in their last 31 Monday games and 6-21 ATS in their last 27 at home. Morgan State is 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 after an ATS win. The under is 7-3 in SC State’s last 10 overall.
PICK: I’m going to stay with SC State in this one. The Bulldogs have found a nice pace over this 6-1 stretch, and they’re doing it with defense. SC State has allowed 68 points or fewer in each of their last eight victories.
The last time these teams met up back on January 10, the Bears pulled off an 88-81 overtime win. Morgan State shot 49.2 percent from the field in that one. I like SC State to turn the screws on defense and get a revenge cover here. Should be a good matchup.