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Morehead State vs. Eastern Illinois - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Illinois Panthers (4-9) at Morehead State Eagles (4-9)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)

The Line: Morehead State Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds

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The Morehead State Eagles host the Eastern Illinois Panthers in Ohio Valley college basketball.

The Eastern Illinois Panthers have struggled at both ends of the floor in an 0-2 start to their conference schedule. Eastern Illinois comes off of a 70-54 defeat at the Austin Peay Governors as a 5.5 point underdog on Saturday. Eastern Illinois was outshot 44.8%-36.2% and were done in by a 21 point second half.

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Morehead State vs. Eastern Illinois - 1/4/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Panthers attack featured a game high 21 points with three yanks and three assists on 8-17 from the floor including a 5-10 effort from distance. Jajuan Starks and Ray Crossland netted ten points apiece with a combined 14 rebounds while Mack Smith gave the Panthers six points and five pulls.

The Morehead State Eagles need a shift in momentum after opening their Ohio Valley slate with consecutive losses. Morehead State dropped a 76-69 decision at the Jacksonville State Gamecocks as a 12.5 point underdog on Saturday. The Eagles held a nine point lead at the half but were outshot 43.3%-39.3% and outscore 20-10 at the stripe. 

Morehead State received 15 points each from Djimon Henson and Londell King with Henson hauling in 14 rebounds on 11-26 from the floor. Jordan Walker  gave the Eagles 14 points, three pulls and four helpers on 5-12 accuracy while Lemontray Harris chipped in with nine points and four boards on 2-6.

Over is 22-7 in Eastern Illinois last 29 Thursday games and Eastern Illinois are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games. Morehead State are 17-7 ATS in their last 24 Thursday games and Morehead State are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

This looks like a game Morehead State can not afford to lose with a tough schedule ahead of them…

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