Eastern Kentucky vs. Morehead State - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Eastern Kentucky vs. Morehead State - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Morehead State Eagles (13-17) at Eastern Kentucky Colonels (13-16)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McBrayer Arena)

The Line: Eastern Kentucky Colonels -4.5 -- Over/Under: 146

TV: ESPN+

The Morehead State Eagles and Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McBrayer Arena.

The Morehead State Eagles need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 69.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jordan Walker is averaging 12.9 points and 3.8 rebounds while Djimon Henson is averaging 10.6 points and 1.1 assists. Justin Thomas is dishing 4.5 assists and Tyzhaun Claude is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 29.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.9 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game. The Morehead State Eagles have lost three straight road games.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels need a win after losing four of their last six games. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 73.3 points on 39.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.9 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Jomaru Brown is averaging 16.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Ty Taylor II is averaging 13.2 points and 1.7 assists. Tre King is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Hicks is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have won five of their last six home games.

The road team is 14-5 ATS in the last 19 meetings.

The Morehead State Eagles are playing awful basketball right now, and I expect that to continue on the road where they lose by an average of 10.2 points while shooting 40.5 percent from the field and 25.9 percent from deep. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are losing games as well, but they win at home by an average of 12.8 points and shoot 45.6 percent from the field. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are also 8-3 against the spread at home. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels should win and cover this contest. 

Randy’s Pick Eastern Kentucky Colonels -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.