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Eastern Kentucky vs. Morehead State - 3/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Morehead State at Eastern Kentucky
Date & Time Saturday March 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
McBrayer Arena
Richmond, Kentucky
The Line
The Line: Eastern Kentucky -3.5 -- Over/Under: 158
TV Channel
ESPN+
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NCAA BB | Morehead State at Eastern Kentucky
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The Morehead State Eagles and Eastern Kentucky Colonels meet Saturday in college basketball action at the McBrayer Arena.

The Morehead State Eagles need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 73.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jordan Walker is averaging 16.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while Lamontray Harris is averaging 13.6 points and 1.6 assists. A.J. Hicks is the third double-digit scorer and Malek Green is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Morehead State Eagles have lost six of their last nine road games.

The Eastern Kentucky Colonels need a win after splitting their last six games. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are averaging 82.8 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 83.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Nick Mayo is averaging 23.3 points and 8.8 rebounds while Jomaru Brown is averaging 13.7 points and 1.9 assists. Dujuanta Weaver is dishing 2.1 assists and Kelvin Robinson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Eastern Kentucky Colonels have split their last six home games.

The Eagles are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Ohio Valley and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Colonels are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Ohio Valley, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Eagles are 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Eastern Kentucky and 18-6 ATS in the last 24 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Eagles last 7 road games. The under is 5-2 in Colonels last 7 overall.

The Morehead State Eagles come into this game struggling with losses in five of their last seven, and they now go on the road where they shoot just 40.2 percent from the field and lose by an average of 7.4 points. The problem is the Eastern Kentucky Colonels aren't playing much better and playing at home hasn't helped much. Morehead State has also won five of the last six meetings against Eastern Kentucky, including a six-point win a couple of weeks ago. There's better options on Saturday's card, but if forced to pick, I want the free bucket with the Eagles. Neither of these clubs have shown much consistency lately. 

Pick:
Morehead State +3.5

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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