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Morehead State vs Southern Indiana 1/5/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles (8-7) vs. Morehead State Eagles (8-7)
January 5, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -1.5 / Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles +1.5; Over/Under: +144
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The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles and Morehead State Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Ellis T. Johnson Arena. The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles look for their ninth win. The Morehead State Eagles look for their ninth win.

The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles are averaging 77.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Jelani Simmons is averaging 14.7 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Trevor Lakes is averaging 11.5 points and 6.2 rebounds. Isaiah Swope is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Solomon is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles are shooting 42.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.7 percent from the free throw line. The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.

The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 70.9 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 68.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Mark Freeman is averaging 13.2 points and 2.5 rebounds, while Alex Gross is averaging 11.5 points and 7.6 rebounds. Jalen Hawkins is grabbing 2.2 rebounds and Brandon Maughmer is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 27.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.

The Screaming Eagles are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The over is 4-1 in Screaming Eagles last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in Eagles last 10 overall.

The Morehead State Eagles aren’t nearly as talented as they’ve been in years past, but they’re still a force at home, where they win by an average of 24.9 points and hold teams under 40 percent shooting. The Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles have been hit or miss through 15 games, and they have yet to show they can win in a hostile environment. Toss up spot, give me Morehead at home and the small number.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Morehead State Eagles -1.5

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