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
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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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…