Check out our free Morgan State vs Delaware State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Newark. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Morgan State vs Delaware State Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Bears vs Hornets Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Morgan State Bears at Delaware State Hornets
- Where: Newark at Prudential Center
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Morgan State -5, MORGST -225 | DELST +180 O/U 136.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Delaware State, the Morgan State Bears will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 11-11. So far, the Bears have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 2-9. This season, Morgan State has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 4-1. For today’s contest, Morgan State has a betting line set -5 points in their favor.
Morgan State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Isaiah Burke who is averaging 20.14 points per game for the Bears. Burke 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 Bears’ offensive game plan is the play of Malik Miller who has hit 50.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 17.58 points per game.
Morgan State heads into the game averaging 75.4 points per game, which places them 75th in the NCAA. Key to their game plan is playing
Delaware State will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 4-16. Currently, the Hornets have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 2-4. So far, the Hornets have been the underdog 18 times, going 3-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
Martez Robinson comes into today’s game as the Hornets’ leading scorer at 9.9 points per contest. Not only has Robinson been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Delaware State’s top rebounder at 4.65 boards per contest. Behind Robinson, the team has benefited from the strong play of Brandon Stone, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.94 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.9% of his shots and is adding 5.25 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Delaware State this season, as they are currently ranked 429th in college basketball at 62.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Hornets’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.5%, placing them 344th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Delaware State Hornets +5
In this matchup, between the Delaware State Hornets and Morgan State Bears, we recommend getting a bet down on Delaware State to cover the spread as home dogs. Our analysis points to the Hornets’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +5. Look for Morgan State’s offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 277th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have Morgan State as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with Delaware State at home.