Eastern Illinois vs Morehead State Pick - Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/22/23

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The Morehead State Eagles and the Eastern Illinois Panthers meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Lantz Arena. Morehead State enters this one at 19-10 overall. The Eagles beat Lindenwood in their last matchup. As for Eastern Illinois, they’re 9-20 this season after a loss to Little Rock on Saturday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.

Morehead State Eagles

Morehead State kicked off the year on a shaky 13-9 run over their first 22 games. The Eagles have hit their stride on a 6-1 stretch since then however, beating SIU Edwardsville, Tennessee Tech, Southern Indiana, SEMO, Tennessee State and Lindenwood. 

Matched up against Lindenwood on Saturday, the Eagles stormed out to a 38-23 edge by the break. Morehead State scored another 33 points in the second and took the win 71-58. Drew Thelwell led the way on 19 points and three rebounds. 

Eastern Illinois Panthers 

Over on the Eastern Illinois side, they were a rough 7-15 through 22 games this year. The Panthers are 2-5 since then with losses to Southeast Missouri State, Lindenwood, Tennessee State, SEMO again and Little Rock. 

In the Little Rock matchup on Saturday, the Panthers scored 27 points in the first half, 42 in the second and eight in overtime during a tough 81-77 loss. Nick Ellington was the team’s leading scorer on 20 points and four rebounds. 


I’ll probably stick with Morehead State. The Eagles are playing very well these days; they’ve hit 68 or more points in four of their last five games and won nine of the last 10 outings. As for Eastern Illinois, they’ve been at 67 or more points in nine of their last 11 so they should be able to post a decent total here as well. The Eagles took a 69-59 win at Ellis Johnson Arena back on January 7 when these teams last met. Morehead State got off to a very good start in that one (38-20 first half), so if they start fast here as well the Eagles should be fine cover-wise. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:Morehead State Eagles -4