Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Morehead State Eagles - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (12-14) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (14-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Paul S. McBrayer Arena)
The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN U
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels shoot for the season sweep of the Morehead State Eagles at Alumni Coliseum.
The Morehead State Eagles are looking to chase down Belmont for first in the Ohio Valley East Division and with their scoring ability that's realistic. The Eagles took a big step towards that goal with a 73-71 decision versus the Bruins on Saturday in a defense optional contest. This one was close across the board with both squads sinking shots in the 53%-54% range with Morehead State sinking a few more baskets to squeeze out the win. Karam Mashour led the Eagles attack with a game high 22 points and six pulls on 5-10 shooting with Angelo Warner adding 14 points and and five yanks. Kareem Storey netted 13 points and Brent Arrington tossing in another seven points.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are right on the heels of Belmont and Morehead State in the OVC Eastand might be playing their best basketball with their big offense leading the way to three consecutive victories. The Colonels can D it up as well but it was their scoring that stole the show in Saturday's 77-72 win against visiting Tennessee State. This appeared to be heading to a rout with EKY up 12 at the intermission before surviving a late Tigers rally. Both teams shot the ball well with the Colonels holding a 50%-49% edge and a decisive 21-13 advantage at the stripe. Timmy Knipp led a trio of double digit scorers with 23 points with Corey Walden right on his heels with 23 points and five assists. Eric Stutz followed with 16 points while the rest of the team totaled 16 points.
The Eagles are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600 and 11-27-1 ATS in their last 39 vs. Ohio Valley. Morehead State are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games following three or more consecutive home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Colonels are 21-8-1 ATS in their last 30 games following a ATS loss and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Ohio Valley. Eastern Kentucky are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 home games. I think the Colonels win but I also believe Morehead State has enough to compete...