Morehead State Eagles vs. Tennessee State Tigers - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee State Tigers (18-7) at Morehead State Eagles (15-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee State look to climb the Ohio Valley standings with a road win versus the Morehead State Eagles.
The Tennessee State Tigers rebuild was in full bloom a season ago and it might not be completely over but an 18-7 record is not too shabby. The Tigers have been plying well the past few weeks with wins in four of five capped off by a 79-78 victory at Eastern Kentucky on Saturday as a two point underdog. The Tigers connected at nearly 48% with 12 more makes at the stripe while the Colonels stayed in the game with 40% shooting and 14 more looks at the basket. Tahjere McCall gave Tennessee State 22 points on 4-8 with Keron DeShields adding 18 points and seven helpers. Xavier Richards was next in line with eleven points while Wayne Martin and Amani Chaney combined for 15 points.
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The Morehead State Eagles probably are hoping to climb a few spots in the Ohio Valley but the took a night off from the conference wars to crush sub division St. Catharine 105-66. This was never in doubt with the Eagles leading by 17 after 20 minutes before continuing the carnage in the second half. The Eagles burned the nets at nearly 55% with the Patriots held to just 38% which added up to 12 field goals. Jared Ravenscraft and Ty’Quan Bitting scored 12 points each with eleven points coming from Miquel Dicent. The trio of Wes Noble, Anthony Elechi and Malik Maitland each netting ten points as this turned out to be an empty the bench practice session.
Tennessee State are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall and are 27-8 ATS in their last 35 road games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 8-2 in Morehead State last 10 Thursday games and is 13-5-1 in their last 19 vs. Ohio Valley. The over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings. Both of these teams play a ton of close games so I’ll take the pointd…