Jacksonville State Gamecocks (7-3) at Morehead State Eagles (6-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Ellis T Johnson Arena)
The Line: Morehead State Eagles +1.5 -- Over/Under: 126 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the Morehead State Eagles meet Saturday in college basketball action from Ellis Johnson Arena.
Jacksonville State enters this one at 7-3 so far. The Gamecocks had a four-game win streak snapped by Eastern Kentucky in their last game. As for Morehead State, they’re 6-6 this season. The Eagles have won their last two games over Murray State and Tennessee Tech. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Jacksonville state began their year with a loss to Alabama, but then won their next three over Florida Atlantic, South Alabama and Mobile. After a loss to FIU, the Gamecocks took out Tennessee Tech twice, then Carver and TN-Martin. On Thursday, it was a loss to Eastern Kentucky.
In the 69-66 OT loss to the Colonels, Jacksonville State’s top scorer was Brandon Huffman, who posted 16 points, 16 rebounds and one assist. Juwan Perdue also notched a double-double on 14 points with 10 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes on the floor.
Over on the Morehead State side, they opened the season at 1-4 with a win over Arkansas State as the only bright spot. After that came three wins over Transylvania and Eastern Kentucky, then the Eagles fell to SIUE and Clemson before wins over Murray State and Tennessee Tech.
In the win over Tennessee Tech, Morehead State’s De’Von Cooper and KJ Hunt each notched 10 points, combining for three assists and nine rebounds. Skyelar Potter added nine points, and James Baker hauled in 10 rebounds with eight points and two assists.
Morehead State is 4-1-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games and 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS loss. The under is 20-6 in the Eagles’ last 26 overall and 4-1 in their last five after an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Gamecocks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss. The under is 5-2 in Jacksonville State’s last seven road games and 9-4 in their last 13 overall.
PICK: I’m going to take a shot on Jacksonville State here. The Eagles haven’t been putting up a ton of points lately, but they’re doing well on defense. Morehead State has allowed no more than 69 point in any of their last seven outings. As for the Gamecocks, they’ve been scoring well with 70 or more in seven of their last eight games. This should be a good one, but I think Jacksonville State can power out the cover.