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Morehead State vs. Belmont - 1/10/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Morehead State Eagles vs. Belmont Bruins
Date & Time Thursday January 10, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Curb Event Center
Nashville, Tennessee
The Line
The Line: Belmont -15 -- Over/Under: 158
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Morehead State Eagles and Belmont Bruins meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Curb Event Center.

The Morehead State Eagles could use a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 74.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 79.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Jordan Walker is averaging 15.5 points and 2.6 rebounds while Lamontray Harris is averaging 12.9 points and 1.5 assists. A.J. Hicks is the third double-digit scorer and Malek Green is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.5 rebounds per game. The Morehead State Eagles have lost all eight road games this season.

The Belmont Bruins look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Belmont Bruins are averaging 85.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 75.7 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Dylan Windler is averaging 18.8 points and 9.2 rebounds while Kevin McClain is averaging 13.6 points and 3.9 assists. Nick Muszynski is the third double-digit scorer and Grayson Murphy is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Belmont Bruins are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Belmont Bruins are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.2 rebounds per game. The Belmont Bruins have won six of their last seven home games.

The Eagles are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bruins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Belmont and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Bruins last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in Eagles last 7 overall.

The Belmont Bruins have won each of the last four games against the Morehead State Eagles, and they've won those games by an average of 18.75 points. Morehead State is being outscored by 11.2 points in its last five games and 12.6 points on the road this season overall. The Belmont Bruins haven't been good against the number, but they do play their best ball by far at home and can get red hot offensively. Throw in the recent history between these clubs, and I give the edge to the home team in a comfortable victory.

Pick:
Belmont Bruins -15

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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