Belmont vs. Morehead State - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morehead State Eagles (6-20) at Belmont Bruins (21-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm (Curb Event Center)
The Line: Belmont Bruins -17 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
We have some Ohio Valley conference college basketball action on Saturday evening, as the Morehead State Eagles battle the Belmont Bruins.
The Morehead State Eagles desperately need a win that would snap a 7 game losing streak following their 83-74 loss to Tennessee State in their last outing. Djimon Henson led the Eagles with 20 points on 7 of 16 shooting with 6 threes, while Adrian Hicks came right behind in 2nd with 18 points and a team-high 7 assists. Londell King added 17 points on 6 of 7 shooting, hitting all 3 of his attempts from behind the 3-point line along with a team-high 8 rebounds while Jordan Walker added 13 points with 3 triples to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for Morehead State in the loss. Walker leads Morehead State in scoring with 11.6 points per game while King leads the way on the glass with 6.7 boards per game and Hicks leads the Eagles in assists with 4.2 helpers per game this season. As a team, Morehead State is scoring 70.7 points per game on 43.4% shooting fro the field, 33.2% from behind the arc and 71% from the foul line this season.
The Belmont Bruins will look to stay hot after winning 16 of their last 18 games following an 84-73 victory over Eastern Kentucky in their last outing. Amaze Egekeze and Austin Luke tied for the team-high with 19 points apiece, with Egekeze going 7 of 11 from the floor with 4 threes and 10 rebounds for the double-double, while Luke went 7 of 13 with 5 threes and a team-high 7 assists. Kevin McClain added 15 points while Dylan windier chipped in 13 points to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for the Bruins in the winning effort. Egekeze leads the Bruins in scoring with 16.9 points per game while Windler leads Belmont in rebounding with 8.8 rebounds per game and 7.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Belmont is scoring 77.1 points per game on 48.3% shooting from the field, 36.9% from behind the arc and 74.9% from behind the arc.
Morehead State is 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Belmont is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 home games. Morehead State is 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings between these two teams.
Morehead State may be in over their heads here, given that Belmont has had the majority of the success ATS when these two lock up. However, Morehead State, despite their SU record both away and overall this season, have actually been playing pretty well ATS on the road and given that Belmont is winning but struggling to cover lately, I think it’s worth taking a shot on Morehead State and the points here.