SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs. Morehead State Eagles - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (8-7) at SIU Edwardsville Cougars (3-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Vadalabene Center)
The Line: SIU Edwardsville Cougars +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Morehead State Eagles clash with the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars in an OVC tilt.
The Morehead State Eagles are a dangerous squad but the trick is being a consistently dangerous squad. The Eagles are shooting for their third win in a row after knocking off visiting Tennessee-Martin 64-58 as a 7.5 point favorite. Morehead took a six point lead in to the locker room and could not shake the Skyhawks despite their 31% from the floor. The Eagles sank shots at 40% but a 7-22 mark on threes and a 9-20 effort at the stripe hilled the offense. Corbin Collins paced the Eagles attack with 13 points, five yanks and five helpers while Brent Arrington added 12 points, seven boards and seven assists. Lemontray Harris scored eleven points and snared six pulls with Xavier Moon and Ronnye Beamon netting nine points apiece.
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The season for the 3-13 SIU-Edwardsville Cougars could be described easily by looking at the numbers which say not enough scoring and stopping power. The Cougars need to reverse their fortunes as they are currently in the midst of a six game slide. SIUE is coming off of a 63-60 loss at Tennessee State as a 7.5 point road dog. The Cougars held advantages in threes and at the stripe but the bottom line is their 36% shooting could not stay competitive with the Tigers 43% which was a difference of six baskets. SIUE received a game high 23 points from Burak Esloik on 7-12 with Carlos Anderson tossing in 15 pointson 5-9. Yemi Makanjuola added nine points and ten rebounds but the rest of the team scored 12 points.
Morehead State are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Ohio Valley and the over is 7-2 in their last 9 vs. Ohio Valley while the Eagles are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Cougars are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games. Neither team is consistent which makes this unappealing but SIUE only has a chance at home…