The Bison and Bears are set to face off at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The Bears will host the game at Hill Field House in Baltimore, MD. Howard come into this Mid-Eastern conference matchup as the -5.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 156 points.

HOWARD BISON VS MORGAN STATE BEARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Morgan State Bears +5.5

This game will be played at Hill Field House at 4:30 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE MORGAN STATE BEARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Bears.
  • Not only will Morgan State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Howard Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Howard has struggled this season, entering this game with an 8-12 record, including a 2-2 mark in Mid-Eastern Conference play. On the road, the Bison are just 3-9, compared to a 3-3 record at home.

So far, Howard has been the favorite in eight games, going 5-3 in those matchups. Overall, the Bison have been outscored by an average of 7.4 points per game on the road.

Howard's ATS record this year is just 6-10-2, and they are 3-8-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison are 5-4-1.

This season, the over/under record for Howard games is 12-6, and today's line of 156 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.9). So far, nine of their games have finished with more points than today's line. However, the average scoring total in their last three games is just 136 points, and their over/under record over their last three games is 0-2.

Coming off their recent game, the Howard offense tallied 61 points in a matchup against Norfolk State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.2%, and they made 9 threes. Bryce Harris is leading the team in scoring at 15.6 points per contest. Marcus Dockery has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 13.1 going into the game.

The Bison's defense is presently ranked 252nd nationally, allowing an average of 76.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Norfolk State, the Spartans finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 65 points vs. Howard.

Will the Bears Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Despite being the underdog, Morgan State has been a much better team at home than on the road this season. The Bears have gone 1-3 at home compared to 0-11 on the road, and they have a 6-4 record in their last 10 games at home.

Overall, Morgan State has lost six straight games, and they are just 5-14 on the season. In their last game, the Bears fell to Delaware State by a score of 78-66.

As the underdog this season, Morgan State has a record of 5-8-1 vs. the spread. Their home ATS mark is 2-2 and they are 1-1 ATS in their last 3 home games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bears have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 156 is higher than the average over/under line in Morgan State's games this year (148.3). This season, the over/under record in their games is 8-7. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points, and their over/under record during this span is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Morgan State offense tallied 66 points in a matchup against Delaware State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.3%, and they made 8 threes. Kameron Hobbs led the team in scoring, putting up 24 points. Additionally, Will Thomas contributed 22 points for the Bears.

The Bears' defense is presently ranked 286th nationally, allowing an average of 79.0 points per contest. The Morgan State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Delaware State to connect on 8 threes.