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    The No. 4 seed Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks (17-12, 9-5 MEAC) are 5.5-point favorites in the MEAC Tournament against the No. 5 seed Morgan State Bears (15-15, 7-7 MEAC) on Thursday at Norfolk Scope. The matchup tips off at 6:00 PM and airs on ESPN+, with both teams hoping to move one step closer to an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament bracket.

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    How do I watch Hawks vs. Bears?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN+
    • Location: Norfolk, Virginia
    • Arena: Norfolk Scope

    Betting Lines for Hawks vs. Bears

    Maryland-Eastern Shore vs Morgan State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Maryland-Eastern Shore -5.5 138.5

    Maryland-Eastern Shore Betting Stats & Information

    • Maryland-Eastern Shore has won 10 of 11 games when the moneyline favorite this season (90.9%).
    • The Hawks have gone 4-1 when they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -239 or shorter (80% win percentage).
    • The Hawks are 15-8-2 against the spread this season.
    • The Bears have a 9-3 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 5.5 points or more this season.
    • Maryland-Eastern Shore’s average point total in matchups this year is 136, 2.5 points less than the total in this game.

    Morgan State Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Morgan State has been the underdog 17 times and won five, or 29.4%, of those games.
    • The Bears have a record of 3-8 in games where sportsbooks have them as underdogs of at least +198 on the moneyline.
    • The Bears are 12-14-0 against the spread this year.
    • In games this season in which they were an underdog by 5.5 points or more, the Bears have a 9-3 record against the spread.
    • Morgan State’s games this year have averaged an over/under of 147.4 points, 8.9 more than the point total in this matchup.

    Maryland-Eastern Shore vs. Morgan State Season Stat Comparison

    Maryland-Eastern Shore Rank Maryland-Eastern Shore AVG Morgan State AVG Morgan State Rank
    218th 69.9 Points Scored 75.3 95th
    65th 66.1 Points Allowed 72.1 239th
    291st 29.7 Rebounds 31.6 185th
    122nd 9.1 Off. Rebounds 9.9 63rd
    139th 7.7 3pt Made 6.7 258th
    115th 13.9 Assists 15.6 30th
    335th 14 Turnovers 15.4 359th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks Leaders

    • The scoring leader for the Hawks this season is Zion Styles, who averages 11.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game.
    • Nathaniel Pollard Jr. leads Maryland-Eastern Shore in rebounding, averaging 8.2 per game, while Ahamadou Fofana leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 2.5 in each contest.
    • The Hawks get the most three-point shooting production out of Da’Shawn Phillip, who makes 1.6 threes per game.

    Morgan State Bears Leaders

    • Isaiah Burke racks up 18.7 points per game and is the top scorer for the Bears.
    • Morgan State’s leader in rebounds is Will Thomas with four per game, and its leader in assists is Kameron Hobbs with 2.8 per game.
    • Burke hits three three-pointers per game, the most on the Bears.

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