Belmont vs. Morehead State - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (12-9) at Belmont Bruins (16-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Curb Event Center)
The Line: Belmont Bruins -8 -- Over/Under: 152 See the Latest Odds
The Belmont Bruins and the Morehead State Eagles face off on Thursday in Ohio Valley college basketball action.
The Belmont Bruins are 16-7 this season and they are coming off of a loss that ended a nine game winning streak. Belmont is averaging 82.5 points per game and they are shooting 49.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Evan Bradds leas the Bruins averaging 18.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Craig Bradshaw is averaging 15.7 points, Taylor Barnette is averaging 9.8 points, and Amanze Egekeze is averaging 9.4 points. Belmont is 8-0 at home and 8-1 in the OVC.
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The Morehead State Eagles are 12-9 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Morehead State is averaging 70.4 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 43.3 percent. Corban Collins leads the Eagles averaging 12.1 points per game. Xavier Moon is averaging 10.5 points, Brent Arrington is averaging 8.9 points, and Anthony Elechi is averaging 8.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. Morehead State is 4-7 on the road and 6-3 in the OVC.
Belmont is 4-0-1 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record, 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, and 2-7-1 against the spread following a loss. Morehead State is 11-5 against the spread against the OVC, 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games, and 1-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. The favorite is 3-1-1 against the spread in the last five meetings of these two.
I don’t love the number and I don’t love the game as I feel Belmont has a nice edge as bad as Morehead has been on the road so I will grudgingly lay the points.