Looking to win big? The Bears and Bulldogs face off at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. The Bulldogs are hosting the game at S-H-M Memorial Center in Orangeburg, SC. The over/under for this game is set at 155 points, and South Carolina State is favored by -4.5 vs. Morgan State in a Mid-Eastern conference matchup.

MORGAN STATE BEARS VS SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK

The Pick: South Carolina State Bulldogs -4.5

This game will be played at S-H-M Memorial Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.

WHY BET THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
  • Not only will South Carolina State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Morgan State Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

On the road this season, Morgan State has been struggling, going just 1-12. Their average scoring margin on the road is -17.6 points per game. Over their last ten road games, the Bears have gone just 1-9.

Overall, Morgan State is just 6-15 on the year. They are 2-3 in Mid-Eastern Conference play, compared to 4-12 in non-conference action.

As the underdog this season, Morgan State has gone 7-8-1 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record for the year is 8-9-1. On the road, the Bears have an ATS mark of 5-7-1 and they have gone 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Morgan State has a 6-4 ATS record.

Today's over/under line of 155 is higher than the average over/under line in Morgan State's games this season (147.7). This year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 164 points.

In their recent matchup, the Morgan State offense ended with 73 points against Norfolk State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49% and made 6 threes. The top scorer for the Bears was Wynston Tabbs with 21 points, while Allen Udemadu also chipped in with 15 points.

The Bears' defense is presently ranked 297th nationally, allowing an average of 79.2 points per contest. Against Norfolk State in their most recent game, the Morgan State defense gave up a total of 83 points while allowing Norfolk State to hit 50% of their shots.

Do the Bulldogs Stand a Chance at Home?

South Carolina State enters tonight's game against Morgan State as 4.5-point favorites. The Bulldogs have gone 1-1 when favored this season, and they have a 3-3 record at home compared to a 2-11 record on the road.

Overall, South Carolina State has gone 7-14 this season, and they are currently on a three-game winning streak. In Mid-Eastern Conference play, the Bulldogs have a 3-2 record compared to a 4-12 record in non-conference games.

South Carolina State has an overall ATS record of 11-6-2 this season. At home, their ATS mark is 3-2-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bulldogs are just 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, they have gone 1-1-1 ATS.

South Carolina State's over/under record for the season is 11-8 and the average over/under line in their games is 151. So far, 11 of their games have finished with less points than today's line of 155. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 127 points and their over/under record during that stretch is 0-3.

South Carolina State offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 63 points against Maryland Eastern Shore. In that game, they made 2/14 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 44.4%. One area that the South Carolina State offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 85th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 40%.

Coming into today's game, the South Carolina State defense is giving up an average of 79.6 points per contest. So far, the South Carolina State defense is giving up an average of 8.7 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.9 times per game (688th).