Morehead State Eagles vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles - 3/6/14 OVC Tournament Quarterfinal
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (17-15) at Morehead State Eagles (19-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Nashville Municipal Auditorium)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 148 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and Morehead State Eagles will square off in a Thursday OVC Tournament quarterfinal. Morehead State won the previous two meetings this season.
Tennessee Tech is coming off a 74-67 Wednesday victory over SIU Edwardsville to move onto the second round of the tournament. In the win, the offense shot 58.1 percent from the field and still won by a comfortable margin despite turning the ball over 19 times. Turnovers have been a problem for this team all year, as it averages close to 15 per game on the season. Against the spread, the Golden Eagles are now 14-10-1 on the season.
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Morehead State ended the season on a three-game losing streak, which includes a loss to Tennessee Tech as its last game it played. On the year, it averages 75.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allows 73.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Although, in their last three games, they didn’t even hit the 70-point mark, which is quite bizarre for one of the more efficient offensive teams in the country. On neutral sites, the Eagles average 85 points and allow 80.5 points. They are also 11-16 ATS overall this season.
The spread is ridiculously low given Morehead State’s struggles over the last week. But we shouldn’t be worried about that much during the tournament. The Eagles have had time to clear their heads, get back on track and focus for this upcoming matchup.
Morehead State is truly the better team at both ends of the floor and should expose that similar to how they did in the February matchup. The Golden Eagles simply turn the ball over too much and aren’t reliable enough defensively to beat the Eagles twice in a season.
Look for Morehead State to bounce back and win a game they’re supposed to win.