Morehead State Eagles vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels - 2/11/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eastern Kentucky Colonels (14-12) at Morehead State Eagles (12-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels travel to the Morehead State Eagles in an OVC bout Thursday.
The MO of the Eastern Kentucky Colonels is scoring and they do that well with the #20 offense averaging 82 points. The Colonels are coming off of consecutive victories after defeating Belmont 88-78 Saturday as a 12 underdog. EKU took an eight point lead in to the locker room and traded baskets the rest of the way. The Colonels burned the nets at 54% while the Bruins connected at 41.5% to negate eight more looks at the basket. JaVontae Hawkins poured in 24 points and snagged seven boards with Jarelle Reischel right on his heels with 20 points. Paul Jackson tossed in 15 points while Nick Mayo added eight points and nine rebounds.
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The Morehead State Eagles have had a few streaks where they appeared to be poise for long runs but nothing has materialized. The Eagles have lost two straight games after a narrow 77-76 loss at Tennessee State that was nip and tuck throughout. The Tigers burned the nets at 54.5% with the Eagles connecting at almost 45% with 14 more looks at the basket to nearly pull out the victory. Xavier Moon paced Morehead State with 20 points and six pulls with Brent Arrington tossing in 14 with the duo going 12-25 from the floor. Corban Collins and DeJuan Marrero added 12 points apiece with Marrero hauling in 12 rebounds.
Eastern Kentucky are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 vs. Ohio Valley and are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall while the under is 13-5-1 in their last 19 vs. Ohio Valley. The over is 8-1 in Morehead State last 9 Thursday games and is 12-4-1 in their last 17 vs. Ohio Valley while going 5-2-1 in their last 8 overall. The road team is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings. Neither team is consistent so I’ll take the points…