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Morehead State vs Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Basketball Picks 3-7-24

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars (16-15) vs. Morehead State Eagles (22-8)
March 7, 2024 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Morehead State Eagles -8.5; Over/Under: -
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The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars and the Morehead State Eagles meet in college basketball from the Ford Center on Thursday night. Who comes out on top in Thursday’s OVC quarterfinal? Let’s dive in and find out with our Morehead State vs. SIU-Edwardsville Prediction.

SIU-Edwardsville Team Preview

The SIU-Edwardsville Cougars come into this game looking to build on their 68-57 first round win over Eastern Illinois last time out. Ray’Sean Taylor led the way with 25 points on 9 of 17 shooting with 5 threes and a pair of steals while Damarco Minor had 16 points with a team-high 14 rebounds for the double-double. Shamar Wright had 14 points with 6 rebounds and Lamar Wright had 11 points on 5 of 7 shooting to round out the scoring in double figures for the Cougars in the winning effort.

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Morehead State Team Preview

The Morehead State Eagles come into the OVC tournament as the 3-seed, finishing the year with an overall record of 23-8 including 14-4 in conference play, finishing the year on a three-game win streak after a 67-49 win over Lindenwood. Riley Minix leads the Eagles in scoring and rebounding with 20.5 PPG and 9.9 RPG while Jordan Lathon has 15.9 PPG with 6.2 RPG and Kalil Thomas has 12 PPG with 4.3 RPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Morehead State so far this season. Drew Thelwell has 9.6 PPG with a team-high 6.5 APG to lead the Eagles in the assist department while Eddie Ricks III and Dieonte Miles each have 5+ RPG as well this season. As a team, Morehead State is averaging 75.3 PPG on 46.9% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 71.3% from the foul line this season.

SIU-Edwardsville vs. Morehead State Prediction

I’m on Morehead State here. Had it not been for some late-season stumbles, Morehead State was the team to beat in the OVC this season. They’re arguably the best team in the conference on both ends of the floor and even though these two split the regular season meetings, I think that the Eagles have the edge here, enough to snag the win and cover and advance to the next round. I’ll lay the points with Morehead State here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Morehead State -8.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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