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Morehead State Eagles vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (12-16) at Morehead State Eagles (13-16)

College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)

The Line: Morehead State Eagles -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSC

The Morehead State Eagles square off with the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in Ohio Valley action Thursday.


The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles have been competitive at times but at the end of the day theirscoring and defense has been all over the map and that's why they are near the bottom of the OVC East. The defense has struggled in three straight losses with over 80 points allowed in each capped off by an 88-82 loss to first place Belmont Saturday. The Bruins din't miss often at over 65% marksmanship but Tennessee Tech stayed competitive on 49% shooting because of 14 more attempts. Torrance Rowe tried to carry the offense with a contest high 24 points on 9-20 from the floor with Dwan Caldwell adding 18 points and five yanks. Javon McKay and Charles Jackson combined for 21 points while Jordan Johnson chipped in with nine points.

Morehead State Eagles vs. Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Morehead State Eagles are still battling for position in the Ohio Valley and even though their 13-16 record isn't pretty their 9-6 mark in the conference could look real good with two more wins to end the regular season. The Eagles prevented a three game skid with an 86-70 rout of Tennessee State on the road Saturday as they jumped to a 16 point advantage after 20 minutes and held serve the rest of the way. Both teams sank shots in the 51%-52% range but Morehead State took advantage of 15 turnovers to total 14 more shots. The Eagles received 21 points and nine rebounds from Angelo Warner followed by Karim Mashour with 19 points and seven boards. Brent Arrington added 15 points and five steals while Billy Reeder scored 13 points with ten players scoring overall.


The Golden Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games while going 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing S.U. record and 13-28-1 ATS in their last 42 vs. Ohio Valley. Morehead State are 5-20-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. win and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. Tennessee Tech has really struggled on the road so I give Morehead State a slight edge...

 

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Morehead State -8

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