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Jacksonville State vs. Morehead State - 2/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Morehead State at Jacksonville State
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 8:15 PM (EST)
Location
Pete Mathews Coliseum
Jacksonville, Alabama
The Line
The Line: Jacksonville State -9 -- Over/Under: 141.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Morehead State Eagles and Jacksonville State Gamecocks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Pete Mathews Coliseum.

The Morehead State Eagles need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 72.5 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 78.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Jordan Walker is averaging 16.7 points and 3.4 rebounds while Lamontray Harris is averaging 13.7 points and 1.6 assists. A.J. Hicks is the third double-digit scorer and Malek Green is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.2 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Morehead State Eagles have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks look for another win after winning five of their last seven games. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are averaging 73.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 66.7 points on 41 percent shooting. Jason Burnell is averaging 15.9 points and 3.2 assists while Marlon Hunter is averaging 13.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. Ty Hudson is the third double-digit scorer and Jamall Gregory is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game. The Jacksonville State Gamecocks have won nine of their last 10 home games.

The Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win. The Gamecocks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games, 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 14-6-2 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Eagles last 7 overall. The under is 7-3 in Gamecocks last 10 games following a ATS win.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks already beat Morehead State on the road by six points about a month ago and has beaten up on them in each of the last four meetings. Jacksonville State is a really balanced team at home where it's allowing 38.6 percent shooting and winning by an average of 15.1 points. The Morehead State Eagles have failed to cover six of their last eight road games and are losing by an average of 8.8 points on the road this season overall. The Morehead State Eagles are also just 2-6 ATS this season when an underdog by more than seven points. I'll side with the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in a comfortable victory.

Pick:
Jacksonville State -9

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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