Morehead State Eagles vs. South Dakota Coyotes Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/19/13
South Dakota Coyotes (3-7) at Morehead State Eagles (7-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The South Dakota Coyotes travel to the Ellis T. Johnson Arena to tangle with the Morehead State Eagles.
I you look strictly at the won/loss record of South Dakota you probably think this isn't a good team but when you consider they have dropped five games by five points or less then you might have second thoughts. The Coyotes have lost four in a row by 15 points after falling to Green Bay 89-85 after squandering a seven point half time lead. SD was a rather cool 41% from the floor with the Phoenix hitting at 44% but 17 Green Bay offensive rebounds led to nine more looks which was the difference.Brandon Bos led the Coyotes with 19 points with Trevor Gruis adding 16 while Trey Norris and Kasey Kasperbauer tossed in 14 points each.
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Morehead State is looking to be more of a factor in the Ohio Valley and to be honest I need to see this team in action more before I can decide what they have. The Eagles had been scoring the basketball before the offense stalled in back to back defeats after a 67-61 loss to visiting Bowling Green. MSU mustered just 23 second half points behind 30% shooting which negated a strong 18 rebound performance on the offensive glass which led to 25 more attempts. Brent Arrington paced the Eagles scoring with 16 points and seven boards on 6-14 while Angelo Warner tossed in 15 points and grabbed another eight rebounds on 6-19 including a 1-11 mark on threes followed by Billy Reader with eleven points and nine pulls.
I think Morehead State wins but South Dakota is not completely awful so I'm looking at the points but being on the road isn't ideal...