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Morgan State vs. Bethune-Cookman - 3/7/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (18-13) at Morgan State Bears (12-18)
Date & Time Wednesday March 7, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats -1.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN3
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NCAA BB | Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (18-13) at Morgan State Bears (12-18)
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The Morgan State Bears and Bethune-Cookman Wildcats meet Wednesday in the college basketball MEAC Tournament quarterfinals at the Norfolk Scope Arena.

The Morgan State Bears look for another victory after beating South Carolina State on Tuesday. The Morgan State Bears are averaging 71.7 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tiwian Kendley is averaging 25.7 points and 2.3 assists while Phillip Carr is averaging 13.6 points and 9.4 rebounds. Martez Cameron is dishing four assists and Stanley Davis is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Morgan State Bears are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. The Morgan State Bears are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.2 rebounds per game. The Morgan State Bears have played just one neutral site game this season.

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats enter this tournament winning seven of their last nine games. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are averaging 82.1 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Brandon Tabb is averaging 18.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while Isaiah Bailey is averaging 16.5 points and 4.9 assists. Shawntrez Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Soufiyane Diakite is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have yet to play a neutral site game this season.

The Bears are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Wildcats are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 6-1 in Wildcats last 7 overall and the over is 4-0 in Bears last 4 overall.

The Morgan State Bears took the Wildcats to overtime and only lost by one point in the only meeting this season, and they head into this game playing really good basketball. However, we only have to lay a bucket with a Bethune-Cookman Wildcats squad that's shooting nearly 50 percent from the field in their last five games, has a rest advantage and has an offense that can bury any team in this conference on any given night. I'll take Bethune-Cookman and the low chalk.

Pick:
Bethune-Cookman Wildcats -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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