Eastern Kentucky Colonels (5-1) at Morehead State Eagles (3-4)
College Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Ellis T Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles +6 -- Over/Under: 143 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels and the Morehead State Eagles meet in college basketball action from Ellis T. Johnson Arena on Monday.
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will look to build on their 4-1 start to the year after a 71-68 win over these same Morehead State Eagles last time out. Michael Moreno led the Colonels with 29 points on 10 of 16 shooting with 6 threes while Tre King added 13 points on 6 of 9 shooting as the only other double-digit scorer for Eastern Kentucky in the win while also adding team-highs of 9 rebounds and 7 steals. Wendell Green Jr added 9 points with a team-high 6 assists and 4 steals and Curt Lewis had 5 points with 4 assists and a pair of steals. King leads Eastern Kentucky in scoring and rebounding with 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while Wendell Green Jr. has a team-high 6.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Eastern Kentucky is averaging 80.8 points on 41.5% shooting from the field, 26.8% from 3-point range and 74.3% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 70.3 points on 44.7% shooting from the field and 32% from 3-point range this season.
The Morehead State Eagles will look to build on back-to-back wins over subdivision Transylvania, including an 81-59 win last time out. Johni Broome led the Eagles with 21 points on 9 of 10 shooting with 3 blocks for the double-double while Skyelar Potter added 12 points and Devon Cooper had 11 points on 4 of 9 shooting with 3 threes while Ta’Lon Cooper had 10 points with a team-high 5 assists to cap off the scoring in double figures for Morehead State in the win. Broome leads Morehead State in scoring and rebounding with an average of 11.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game while Ta’Lon Cooper has a team-high 4.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Morehead State is averaging 64 points on 44.1% shooting from the field, 32% from 3-point range and 62.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 68.9 points on 44.9% shooting from the field and 32.3% from 3-point range this season.
Eastern Kentucky is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall. Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games against a team with a winning road record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a win while the under is 10-1 in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record. The road team is 15-5-1 ATS in the last 21 meetings between these two teams.
The points with Morehead State are intriguing as the Eagles dealt Eastern Kentucky their lone failed cover of the season back on December 7th, losing by 3 sa 9.5-point dogs against the Colonels. However, Morehead State’s record is padded with wins against subdivision teams while the Colonels have results against some of the better teams on their schedule, including a narrow 3-point loss to Xavier earlier this season. I’ll lay the points with the Colonels here as I just think Eastern Kentucky is the better team.