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Austin Peay vs. Morehead State - 01/05/2019 NCAA BB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Austin Peay - Morehead State
Date & Time Saturday January 5, 2019, 5:00 PM (EST)
Location
Winfield Dunn Center
The Line
The Line: Austin Peay -8.5 — Over/Under: 149.5
TV Channel
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NCAA BB | Austin Peay - Morehead State
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The Morehead State Eagles and Austin Peay Governors meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Winfield Dunn Center.

The Morehead State Eagles could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 70.2 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 82.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Jordan Walker is averaging 15 points and 2.7 rebounds while Lamontray Harris is averaging 13.3 points and 1.6 assists. A.J. Hicks is the third double-digit scorer and Malek Green is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.6 rebounds per game. The Morehead State Eagles have lost all seven road games this season.

The Austin Peay Governors look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Austin Peay Governors are averaging 78.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Terry Taylor is averaging 17.5 points and 8.3 rebounds while Chris Porter-Bunton is averaging 10.8 points and 2.2 assists. Steve Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Glotta is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Austin Peay Governors are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Austin Peay Governors are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Austin Peay Governors have won all four home games this season.

The Eagles are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Governors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Austin Peay and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The over is 23-9 in Governors last 32 overall. The over is 6-1 in Governors last 7 home games.

The Morehead State Eagles are just not a good basketball team, as they're being outscored by double-digit points on the season due to poor defense and those numbers get worse on the road. The Austin Peay Governors are starting to heat up due to 51.5 percent shooting in their last five games, and they're outscoring teams by 22.5 points at home on the season. Based on the current form of both sides, this is a game that could get ugly quite quick for Morehead State.

Pick:
Austin Peay -8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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