The Morgan State Bears are off to a 12-14 start to the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season, are fifth in the Mid-Eastern Conference, and are on a three-game losing streak.
They are coming off a loss against the Norfolk State Spartans (72-50) in their previous outing. Will Thomas and Kamron Hobbs were the only players from the starting line-up who contributed meaningfully, scoring 14 and 12 points, respectively, as the others failed to do so.
They will now take on the Howard Bison, who are on a decent 17-10 start to the season, are first in the same conference, and are on an amazing nine-game winning streak, defeating the Coppin State Eagles (80-70) in their last outing. Elijah Hawkins led the scoring charts with a 20-point performance as other players made significant contributions to the win.
They will now host this game at the Talmadge L. Hill Fieldhouse on Monday (February 20) where they will look to secure their tenth consecutive win. The Bears, on the other hand, will look to avoid their fourth defeat.
Morgan State Bears vs Howard Bison: Betting Odds
|Morgan State Bears||+230||+6.5 (-110)||O 147.5 (-110)|
|Howard Bison||-275||-6.5 (-110)||U 147.5 (-110)|
Bears vs Bison: Key Stats
The Bears have had a mixed start to the season. Their conference record is on the negative side at 5-6 whereas their away record is terrible at 2-12. The team is impressive on the offensive front, averaging 75.2 points per game, which ranks 87th in the country, along with 31.4 offensive rebounds, while conceding 71.9 points per game, which ranks 249th in the country.
The Howard Bison are currently ruling the Mid-Eastern with an outstanding 9-1 conference record and a solid 11-2 home record. The team is also way above the average mark in offense, scoring 75.2 points per game, which ranks 95th in the nation, along with 31.7 offensive rebounds, while conceding 73.0 points per game, which ranks 272nd in the nation.
Morgan State Bears vs Howard Bison: Match Details
Fixture: Howard Bison @ Morgan State Bears
Date & Time: Monday, February 20, 2023, 07:30 p.m ET
Venue: Talmadge L. Hill Fieldhouse, Baltimore, Maryland
Bears vs Bison: Prediction
The Bison are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games and 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games after getting a straight win. They are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games after an against-the-spread win.
The Bison have a small 6-4 lead over the Bears in their last ten meetings, defeating them 88-56 earlier this season. There is a clear gap in the current form of both teams. However, the Bears do have the home advantage tonight. Nevertheless, expect the Bison to cover the spread.