Morgan State at Savannah State
|Date & Time||Monday February 11, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
Savannah State Tigers - 0 -- Over/Under: 167.0
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The Morgan State Bears will travel to Tiger Arena to take on the Savannah State Tigers this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Morgan State Bears lost their 3rd consecutive game and dropped to 8-15 (3-7 MEAC) on the season after being defeated by the SC State Bulldogs, 85-81, this past Saturday. Morgan State led by a 39-35 margin at halftime, however, struggled defensively in the 2nd half and couldn’t hand on for the much-needed victory. Morgan State allowed SC State to shoot 53.8% from the field and 58.3% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Bears was Stanley Davis who had 20 points 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.
On the season, Morgan State is averaging 71.4 ppg on 40.0% shooting from the field. The Bears are averaging 5.3 three-pointers per game on 32.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Morgan State has been led by Stanley Davis (12.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg), Sherwyn Devonish-Prince Jr. (11.0 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.1 apg), David Syfax (7.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg), and Martez Cameron (7.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Morgan State is allowing their opponents to average 76.8 ppg on 45.7% shooting from the field. The Bears have a rebound margin of -4.2 and a turnover margin of 3.3.
The Savannah State Tigers won their 3rd straight game and improved to 8-15 (5-4 MEAC) on the season after defeating the Coppin State Eagles, 71-62, this past Saturday. Savannah State was solid defensively agianst the Eagles and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 42-25 lead at halftime. Savannah State held Coppin State to just 36.2% shooting from the field and outrebounded Coppin State by a 44-34 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Tigers was Tyrell Harper who had a double-double with 23 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, and a steal.
On the season, Savannah State is averaging 71.4 ppg on 40.0% shooting from the field. The Tigers are averaging 5.3 three-pointers per game on 32.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Savannah State has been led by Zach Sellers (12.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.3 spg), Jaquan Dotson (12.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.5 spg), Zaquavian Smith (9.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.2 apg), and Tyrell Harper (9.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.3 spg).
Defensively, Savannah State is allowing their opponents to average 90.5 ppg on 48.0% shooting from the field. The Tigers have a rebound margin of -7.4 and a turnover margin of -0.4.
The Bears are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games and 3-2 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 2-1-1 ATS in their last 4 home games.
Morgan State has lost 5 of their last 6 games and currently rank just 227th in scoring offense, 338th in FG%, and 289th in scoring defense.
Savannah State has won 4 of their last 5 games and although their fast-paced style of play has their defense ranked 351st in scoring defense, the Tigers do rank 91st in scoring offense & 3rd in three-pointers made per game.
Savannah State has had some success recently as they have held their opponents to just an average of 66.0 ppg over their last three-games and as they’ve already defeated Morgan State on the road this season in OT, I think the Tigers will continue their recent success against a Bears team that can really struggle don both ends of the court. I'm surprised that this game is a pick-em as I thought that the Tigers would be favored by at least a few in this one and because of that I'm taking Savannah State to pick up the win at home in this one.Good Luck!