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SIU Edwardsville vs. Morehead State - 1/31/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Morehead State at SIU Edwardsville
Date & Time Thursday January 31, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Vadalabene Center
Edwardsville, Illinois
The Line
SIU Edwardsville Cougars +1
TV Channel
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The Morehead State Eagles and the SIU Edwardsville Cougars will meet up on the college basketball circuit Thursday.

Morehead State enters this game with an 8-13 record overall. Following a four-game win streak over Tennessee State, SEMO, TN-Martin and TN Tech, the Eagles dropped their last one versus JSU.

In the loss to the Gamecocks, Morehead State’s top scorer was AJ Hicks on 22 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Lamontray Harris added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles in that one, and Jordan Walker put up 10 points.

Over on the SIUE side, they’re 6-14 this season. The Cougars have lost six of their last seven games, taking out SEMO and falling to Eastern IL, TN Tech, JSU, Austin Peay, Murray State and TN-Martin in that time.

In the loss to the Skyhawks, SIU-Edwardsville’s top scorer was David McFarland on 19 points and four rebounds. Cameron Williams added 12 points for the Cougars in that one while Brandon Jackson and Treavon Martin posted 11 points apiece.

The Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last eight versus the OVC and 2-7 ATS in their last nine overall. Morehead State is 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and 0-4 ATS in their last four Thursday games.

Meanwhile, the Cougars are 2-5 ATS in their last seven after an ATS loss and 2-6 ATS in their last eight versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The over is 6-1 in SIUE’s last seven home games and 8-3 in their last 11 overall.

Across that four-game win streak, Morehead was playing pretty well and displayed some of the promise that this lineup has. In four of their last five games, the Eagles have logged at least 71 points, so they’re in a decent scoring groove.

SIUE has had some nice points totals over their last four as well, and can score pretty well when they're so inclined. With the at-home push, I’m going to stick with the Cougars to manage a cover here, but it’s probably too close a call to take seriously.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars +1

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