East Tennessee State Buccaneers (4-5) vs. Morehead State Eagles (4-5)
December 11, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -1.5 / East Tennessee State Buccaneers +1.5; Over/Under: +135
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The East Tennessee State Buccaneers and the Morehead State Eagles meet in college basketball action from the Ellis T. Johnson Arena on Sunday afternoon.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers will be out to rebound from a 63-61 loss to Jacksonville State last time out. Jalen Haynes leads the Buccaneers in scoring with 14.2 PPg along with 5.8 RPG while Jordan King has 13.7 PPG with 4.4 RPG and DeAnthony Tipler has 13.1 PPG tp cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for East Tennessee State so far this season. Josh Taylor has 8.8 PPG with 6.9 RPG and Allen Strothers has 4.6 APG to lead the Buccaneers in the assist department up to this point in the season. As a team, East Tennessee State is averaging 72.2 PPG on 45.4% shooting from the field, 29.7% from three and 66% from the foul line this season.
The Morehead State Eagles will look to rebound from an 81-75 loss to North Alabama in their last game. Alex Gross leads the Eagles in scoring and rebounding with 12.8 PPG and 7.6 RPG while Mark Freeman has 12.4 PPg with a team-high 3 APG as well this season. Jalen Hawkins has 10 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Morehead State up to this point in the season. As a team, Morehead State is averaging 74.6 PPG on 42.9% shooting from the field, 30.9% from three and 71.3% from the foul line this season.
East Tennessee State is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record under is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games against a team with a losing road record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.
I’m not rushing to the window to bet this game, but I’m leaning towards the under. The only success both teams have had offensively as of late are in unlined games against subdivision opponents. Against D-I opposition? Both are having issues putting points up and at times, keeping points off of the board. I don’t think scoring will be easy here though so give me the under.