Morgan State @ Howard
Current Records: Morgan State 10-8; Howard 10-10
What to Know
The Morgan State Bears lost both of their matches to the Howard Bison last season on scores of 82-91 and 66-68, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season. The Bears and Howard will face off in an MEAC battle at 4 p.m. ET Saturday at Burr Arena. Both teams come into the matchup bolstered by wins in their previous games.
Morgan State beat the Hartford Hawks 92-84 on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Howard took their game against the Morehouse Maroon Tigers on Monday by a conclusive 89-65 score.
Morgan State is expected to lose this next one by 3.5. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Wednesday might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
Morgan State is now 10-8 while the Bison sit at 10-10. Two stats to keep an eye on: The Bears enter the contest with 10.9 steals per game on average, good for third best in college basketball. Less enviably, Howard has allowed their opponents an average of nine steals per game, the 362nd most in college basketball. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Burr Arena -- Washington, District of Columbia
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bison are a 3.5-point favorite against the Bears, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bison as a 3-point favorite.
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Howard and Morgan State both have five wins in their last ten games.
- Feb 19, 2022 - Howard 68 vs. Morgan State 66
- Jan 22, 2022 - Howard 91 vs. Morgan State 82
- Feb 01, 2020 - Morgan State 89 vs. Howard 83
- Jan 18, 2020 - Morgan State 68 vs. Howard 58
- Feb 25, 2019 - Howard 75 vs. Morgan State 69
- Jan 15, 2019 - Morgan State 89 vs. Howard 86
- Feb 05, 2018 - Morgan State 97 vs. Howard 61
- Mar 09, 2017 - Howard 68 vs. Morgan State 65
- Feb 13, 2017 - Howard 70 vs. Morgan State 67
- Jan 30, 2016 - Morgan State 83 vs. Howard 63