The Morehead State Eagles and UM Kansas City Roos meet Saturday in college basketball action at the First National Bank Arena. The Morehead State Eagles look to get a game above a .500 record. The UM Kansas City Roos look to build on their three-game winning streak.
The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 68.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 65.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Johni Broome is averaging 12.2 points and 10 rebounds, while Tray Hollowell is averaging 10.6 points and 1.8 rebounds. Skyelar Potter is the third double-digit scorer and Ta’lon Cooper is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.
The UM Kansas City Roos are averaging 73.2 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Evan Gilyard II is averaging 16.8 points and 1.8 rebounds, while Marvin Nesbitt Jr. is averaging 11 points and 1.6 assists. Josiah Allick is dishing 1.2 assists and Anderson Kopp is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The UM Kansas City Roos are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The UM Kansas City Roos are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Eagles are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Roos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 neutral site games. The over is 4-1 in Eagles last 5 Saturday games. The over is 5-1 in Roos last 6 overall.
The Morehead State Eagles are going to get the benefit of the doubt for obvious reasons, but it's the UMKC Roos who have looked like the better team through five games. KC has looked great offensively, has stepped up down the stretch defensively and has a win over Missouri. You could argue the wrong team is favored here. Give me the Roos and the free bucket.