Morehead State Eagles vs. Belmont Bruins Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/29/14
Belmont Bruins (16-7) at Morehead State Eagles (14-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Morehead State Eagles hope the home floor spurs them on to a win over the Belmont Bruins.
Even though there have been times when we could say Belmont hasn't looked like the dominant team we've grown accustomed to seeing the past several years, they are still winning which is the ultimate goal. The Bruins nipped visiting Eastern Kentucky 84-81 after nearly blowing a 20 point first half lead. The home team rode 52% accuracy to outlast the Colonels 44% shooting whivh turned out to be barely enough. JJ Mann carried the scoring with 34 points and eight pulls with Craig Bradshaw adding 21 followed a 14 point, seven assist effort from Reece Chamberlain.
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Morehead State possesses plenty of offensive firepower but the question is whether the defense can chip in and ease the burden. The Eagles got just enough defense in overtime of an 80-74 decision over Tennessee State. Both teams finished around 46%-47% but Morehead took advantage of of 34 Tigers personals to win the battle at the charity stripe by a 32-17 count. The balanced scoring of the visitors overcame a 36 point performance from Patrick Miller who scored from everywhere. Angelo Warner gave the Eagles 19 points and five yanks followed by Brent Arrington and his 15 points while Drew Kelly and Chad Posthumus dropped 12 and ten points with 15 rebounds.
I have not been impressed from the way Morehead State plays from time to time and I guess I could say that about Belmont as well. This is a no play for me but I'll take the home team in a coin flip...