Planning on watching today's Bears and Hawks game? Catch the action at Hytche Athletic Center in Princess Anne, MD, as the Hawks hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on DSN. The over/under for this game is set at 144.5 points, and the Hawks are the home favorites against the Bears in a Mid-Eastern conference matchup.


The Pick: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks -2.5

This game will be played at Hytche Athletic Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Not only will Maryland Eastern Shore pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?

Morgan State comes into today's game as the underdog, and they have struggled on the road this season, going 0-10 away from home. In their last game, they faced off against NJIT and lost by a score of 69-53.

So far this season, the Bears have an overall record of 4-12 and have lost four straight games. Over their last ten games on the road, they are 0-10 and have an average scoring margin of -22.1 points per game.

As the underdog, Morgan State has an ATS record of 4-7-1 this season and they are 2-7-1 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Bears have gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today's over/under line of 144.5 is similar to the average over/under line in Morgan State's games this season (148.7). So far, 7 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points, which is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (148.7).

In their most recent game, the Morgan State offense concluded with only 53 points against NJIT. Throughout the game, they made 1/17 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 30.3%. Offensively, the Bears have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 269th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 338th in percentage and 337th in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, Morgan State will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 78.9 points per game (271st). On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Maryland Eastern Shore. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.2%.

Can the Hawks Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Heading into today's matchup, Maryland Eastern Shore is favored by 2.5 points over Morgan State. So far this season, the Hawks have an overall record of 3-9 and have lost their last seven games.

At home, Maryland Eastern Shore is 1-1 this season and 6-4 in their last 10 games at home. In their last game, the Hawks lost to George Washington by a score of 69-63. Over their last five games at home, the Hawks are 4-1.

So far this season, Maryland Eastern Shore has gone 4-6 against the spread. Their home ATS record is 1-1 and their overall ATS mark over their last 10 home games is 3-4. As the favorite, the Hawks have gone 7-2-1 vs. the spread over their last 10 games.

Today's over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Maryland Eastern Shore's games this season (139.8). So far, their over/under record is 5-5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points and their last three over/under record is 0-2.

Maryland Eastern Shore offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 63 points against George Washington. In that game, they made 8/24 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 34.3%. The team's scoring leader is Troy Hupstead, who holds an average of 11.9 as they head into today's matchup. Additionally, Devon Ellis is averaging 10.1 points per game this season.

The Hawks' defense is presently ranked 213rd nationally, allowing an average of 74.8 points per contest. In their previous game vs. George Washington, the Revolutionaries finished with a field goal percentage of 41% and a total of 69 points vs. Maryland Eastern Shore.