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Morehead State vs. SE Missouri State - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
SE Missouri State at Morehead State
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 7:35 PM (EST)
Location
Ellis T. Johnson Arena
Morehead, Kentucky
The Line
The Line: Morehead State -6 -- Over/Under: 142.5
TV Channel
ESPN+
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The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and Morehead State Eagles meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Ellis T. Johnson Arena.

The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks could use a win after losing five of their last six games. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are averaging 68.8 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 74.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Ledarrius Brewer is averaging 13 points and five rebounds while Skyler Hogan is averaging 12.6 points and 1.1 assists. Alex Caldwell is dishing 2.1 assists and Isaiah Gable is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.7 percent from the free throw line. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are allowing 29.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Morehead State Eagles also need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 69.5 points on 39.7 percent shooting and allowing 80.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Jordan Walker is averaging 15.1 points and 2.6 rebounds while Lamontray Harris is averaging 13.2 points and 1.4 assists. A.J. Hicks is the third double-digit scorer and De'Von Cooper is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Morehead State Eagles have won three of their last five home games.

The Redhawks are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Ohio Valley. The Eagles are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Redhawks are 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings. The under is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Redhawks last 8 road games.

The Morehead State Eagles have more talent and have played their best ball at home this season, but I'm not going to lay chalk with one of the worst offensive teams in the country that's also being outscored by an average of 10.8 points. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks have won the last two meetings against Morehead State and has actually been a more consistent team when you look at the raw numbers. The Southeast Missouri State Redhawks are also 6-3 ATS this season in non-home games. I wouldn't play this game personally, but if forced to pick, I want the points. 

Pick:
SE Missouri State +6

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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