Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs. Morehead State Eagles - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (11-9) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (12-11)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Paul S. McBrayer Arena)
The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Morehead State Eagles look for a road win versus the Eastern Kentucky Colonels.
The Morehead State Eagles are looking to make an impact in the Ohio Valley at 5-3 but they have been a bit up and down lately. It was up on Wednesday night with a 75-65 victory versus visiting Austin Peay as a 7.5 point favorite. The Eagles defense was strong with the Governors held to 44% from the field and forced in to 15 turnovers while the Eagles burned the nets at 55% with ten more looks at the basket which totaled eleven more field goals. Xavier Moon led five double digit scorers with 16 points with DeJuan Marrero adding 14 points and six pulls. Anthony Elechi tossed in 13 points with five yanks while Treshaad Williams and Brent Arrington scored ten points apiece with Arrington handing out eleven assists.
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are generally a team that can not be overlooked but they have been struggling in close games. The Colonels have dropped four of five capped off by a 75-71 loss to visiting Murray State on Wednesday as a 1.5 point home dog. EKU won the shooting battle 54.5%-47% but the Racers mustered nine more shots and an extra basket which was crucial in a close contest. Nick Mayo led the Colonels attack with a game high 22 points followed by a 21 point effort from Jarelle Reischel. JaVontae Hawkins was next in line with 15 points while Paul Jackson added ten points and a game high ten assists.
The over is 18-7-1 in Morehead State last 26 vs. Ohio Valley and the under is 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games while the Eagles are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. Eastern Kentucky are 2-12 ATS in their last 14 vs. Ohio Valley and the under is 11-4-1 in their last 16 vs. Ohio Valley while the under is 10-4 in their last 14 overall. The road team is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings. The numbers against similar opponents say Morehead State…