Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (11-20) vs. Morehead State Eagles (21-10)
March 3, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -7.5 ; Over/Under: 140.5
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The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the Morehead State Eagles meet Thursday in Ohio Valley Tournament college basketball action from Ford Center. Tennessee Tech is coming off a Wednesday win over Austin Peay in the OVC Tournament. As for Morehead State, they’re sitting at 21-10 overall this year. The Eagles lost to SIU Edwardsville in their last matchup. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Tennessee Tech had it rough most of the season; they were 5-18 back on February 5. Since then, the Eagles have hit a promising 6-2 stretch. Tennessee Tech beat TN-Martin back on Saturday and Austin Peay in the Wednesday game.
In the tournament matchup versus Austin Peay, the Golden Eagles got off to a 38-26 advantage by halftime and cruised to a 78-51 victory after 40 second-half points. Tops in scoring was Keishawn Davidson with 20 points and seven assists.
Over on the Morehead State side, they got off to a shaky 6-5 start this year but improved quickly. The Eagles are just 2-4 in the last four games, though. Morehead State has lost to Belmont, Murray State, Southeast Missouri State and SIU Edwardsville in that time.
On Saturday versus SIU Edwardsville, the Eagles were within one point at the break. Morehead State was outscored 32-38 in the second half during a 77-70 loss. Johni Broome was the leading team contributor on 13 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double.
The Eagles are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 as a favorite. Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall.
Meanwhile, Tennessee Tech is 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven Thursday games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 overall. The over is 8-2 in the Golden Eagles’ last 10 overall.
PICK: I’m probably going to try Morehead State here. The Eagles have been pretty choppy lately against some tricky teams though, so they’re going to need to get down to business quickly. Morehead State has still been scoring well lately, with 68 points or more in four straight games. It’s been a nice bounce-back after just 100 combined points versus Belmont and Murray State.
As for Tennessee Tech, they lost both of these matchups this season: 70-56 on January 31 and 75-68 on February 3. The Golden Eagles have been playing very well lately though, and I think they’ll make this one interesting.