The Coppin State Eagles and the Morgan State Bears meet in college basketball action from Hill Field House on Saturday afternoon.
The Coppin State Eagles will look to build on their 81-77 win over Delaware State last time out. DeJuan Clayton leads the Eagles in scoring and assists with 18.2 PPG and 4.4 APG with 2.4 steals per game while Anthony Tarke has 15.8 PPG with a team-high 7 RPG and 3.3 steals per game. Koby Thomas has 12.5 PPG with 6.5 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Coppin State heading into the game against Morgan State. As a team, Coppin State is averaging 67.2 PPG on 37.8% shooting from the field, 27.5% from 3-point range and 58% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 79.6 PPG on 44.9% shooting from the field and 33.9% from 3-point range this season.
The Morgan State Bears will try to rebound from an 89-85 loss to Norfolk State to fall to 5-3 last time out. Troy Baxter Jr. leads the Bears in scoring with 17.3 PPG while Lapri McCray-Pace has 15 PPG and De’Torrion Ware has 11.8 PPG with 4.6 RPG this season. Legio Grantsaan has 10.9 PPG with 5.3 RPG while Malik Miller has 10.6 PPG and 7 RPG this season with Miller leading the Bears on the glass. As a team Morgan State is averaging 76.9 PPG on 43.5% shooting from the field, 38.7% from behind the three-point line and 75.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 74.6 PPG on 43.3% shooting from the field and 31.3% from three this season.
Coppin State is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 10-1 in their last 11 games following a win. Morgan State is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following a loss. The underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The points are tempting with Coppin State as the line has started moving in that direction, but I’m going to side with the public here and take Morgan State. The Bears are 5-1 ATS this season and I don’t think that’s a fluke, the Eagles are 0-7 SU and 2-4-1 ATS on the road so I’m willing to chalk that up to getting a lot more points than they’re getting here. I’ll lay the points with the Bears in this spot.