Betting on today's Bulldogs and Hornets game? Catch the action at S-H-M Memorial Center in Orangeburg, SC, as the Hornets hosts this showdown at 4:00 ET on ESPN+. South Carolina State is favored by -2.5 in this Mid-Eastern conference contest against Delaware State. The game's over/under currently sits at 137.5 points.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE BULLDOGS VS DELAWARE STATE HORNETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Delaware State Hornets +2.5

This game will be played at S-H-M Memorial Center at 4:00 ET on Saturday, February 24th.

WHY BET THE DELAWARE STATE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hornets.
  • Not only will Delaware State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Are the Bulldogs Ready for a Road Win?

South Carolina State has been playing much better basketball of late, winning five straight games to improve their overall record to 10-16. They are 4-2 in Mid-Eastern Conference play and 6-14 in non-conference action. On the road, the Bulldogs are just 3-11 this season, but they have won three straight away from home.

For the year, South Carolina State has been an underdog in 19 of their 26 games, going 6-13 in those contests. As the favorite, they are 1-1, and they are favored by 2.5 points today against Delaware State. The over/under for the game is set at 137.5 points.

South Carolina State has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 13-6-2. On the road, their ATS mark is 9-4-1, and over their last 10 road games, they are 7-2-1. As the favorite, the Bulldogs have gone 1-1 vs. the spread this year.

South Carolina State's over/under record for the season is 11-10 and today's line of 137.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (150.3). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 137 points per game and their OU record over their last 10 games is 2-6.

The Bulldogs' offense wrapped up their last game with 75 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 71.3 points per contest. Leading South Carolina State in scoring vs. Howard was Michael Teal with his 15 points. Mitchel Taylor also added 14 points for the Bulldogs.

At present, the Bulldogs' defense is nationally ranked 285th, allowing 77.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.8 threes per game vs. Delaware State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 30.5%.

Will the Hornets Exceed Expectations at Home?

Delaware State enters this game with a 12-13 record, including a 5-3 mark in Mid-Eastern play. The Hornets have won two straight games and are 4-5 at home this season.

So far, Delaware State has been the underdog in 14 of its 25 games, going 5-9 in those contests. The Hornets' average scoring margin at home is +1.2 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Delaware State has an ATS record of 9-5. At home, their ATS mark is currently 3-6 and over their last 10 home games, they are 3-5 vs. the spread.

Delaware State's over/under record this season is 10-12 and the average over/under line in their games is 139.6. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 137.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points.

In their latest game, Delaware State offense put up 80 points against Morgan State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 51.9% and made 5 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Martez Robinson, who is averaging 15.8 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Jevin Muniz also maintains a PPG average of 14.8 heading into game.

On defense, Delaware State is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.6 points per game. Delaware State's defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Morgan State offense to knock down 51% of their shots on their way to putting up 58 points.