Morgan State Bears vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Free Prediction 01/13/20

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A six-game home winning streak is on the line for the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats (8-9, 2-1 MEAC) when they welcome the Morgan State Bears (8-10, 2-1 MEAC) to Moore Gym. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Morgan State Bears vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Wildcats defeated the Coppin State Eagles, 85-80, while the Bears lost to the Florida A&M Rattlers, 77-68.

The Wildcats had a much better free throw rate (0.250 vs. 0.118), while the Eagles had a turnover percentage of 19.5 (above their season average of 16.5). Morgan State, meanwhile, did a terrific job of getting and making free throws (20-25; 80.0 percent). Isaiah Bailey had a solid outing for Bethune-Cookman with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Morgan State was lifted by Stanley Davis, who recorded 15 points and six rebounds.

The Bears won the only game between these two teams last season, 77-71. Getting to the charity stripe was one of Morgan State’s biggest advantages. They had 42 free throw attempts, while Bethune-Cookman had 29. This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

The aggressive Morgan State offense seems poised to dominate from the free throw line. The Bears currently rank 45th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.274, while Bethune-Cookman ranks 267th in FTA rate allowed (0.253).

Morgan State Bears vs. Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Bethune-cookman, ATS Winner – Morgan State, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Morgan State ranks 93rd in rebounds per game (37.4) while Bethune-Cookman ranks 244th in rebounds allowed per game (38.9).
  • The Wildcats rank 225th in three pointers attempted per game (19.2) while the Bears rank 249th (18.3).
  • The Bears rank 39th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Wildcats rank 68th (3.1).
  • Bethune-Cookman ranks 82nd in steals per game (7.5) while Morgan State ranks 107th in steals allowed per game (6.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Bears have scored an average of 76.4 points per game (4.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.4 points per game (0.4 above their season average).
  • The Wildcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.0, up from 3.2 for the season.