Check out our free Maryland Eastern Shore vs Columbia pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in New York. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

Maryland Eastern Shore vs Columbia Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 28th Betting Odds

Hawks vs Lions Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks at Columbia Lions
  • Where: New York at Levien Gymnasium
  • Date: Wednesday, December 28th
  • Betting Odds: Maryland Eastern Shore -1, MDES -118 | COLMB -104 O/U 136.0

Hawks Preview:

Maryland Eastern Shore will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 5-7. On the road, the Hawks will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 1-7. This season, Maryland Eastern Shore has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0. For today’s contest, Maryland Eastern Shore have a betting line set -1 points in their favor.

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Maryland Eastern Shore’s leading scorer this season is Zion Styles who is averaging 11.08 points per contest. So far, Styles has accounted for 16.36% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.42 rebounds per game and 0.83 assists. Da’Shawn Phillip is the second leading scorer for the Hawks, averaging 10.25 points per game. Between him and Phillip, they are accounting for 31.5% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Maryland Eastern Shore this season, as they are currently ranked 340th in college basketball at 66.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.1%, placing them 360th in the NCAA.

Lions Preview:

Columbia will take the floor against the Hawks with an overall record of 5-9. Currently, the Lions have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 4-3. So far, the Lions have been the underdog 11 times, going 2-9 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.

Columbia will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa who is averaging 12.71 points per game for the Lions. Rosa is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Lions’ offensive gameplan is the play of Avery Brown who has hit 41.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 9.57 points per game.

Coming into today’s game, Columbia will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Lions are ranked 317th at 67.4 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 302nd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Columbia is close to the NCAA average at 35.6%.

Free Spread Prediction: Columbia Lions +1

A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Maryland Eastern Shore and Columbia are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 8.73 and 7.62 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Columbia Lions to cover as +1 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Hawks’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Maryland Eastern Shore. At +1 we like the chances of Columbia covering the spread as underdogs.

 


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