Morehead State Eagles (1-1) at Syracuse Orange (1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday November 10, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Syracuse Orange -23 -- Over/Under:
The Morehead State Eagles and Syracuse Orange meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Carrier Dome.
The Morehead State Eagles look for a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Morehead State Eagles are averaging 86 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 81 points on 48 percent shooting. Malek Green is averaging 16 points and 6.5 rebounds while De'Von Cooper is averaging 13.5 points and 1.5 assists. Jordan Walker is the third double-digit scorer and Lamontray Harris is grabbing nine rebounds. The Morehead State Eagles are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Morehead State Eagles are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Morehead State Eagles have won one road game dating back to last season.
The Syracuse Orange look for another victory after smoking Eastern Washington in their season opener. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 66 points on 38.7 percent shooting and allowing 34 points on 22 percent shooting. Oshae Brissett is averaging 20 points and two assists while Tyus Battle is averaging eight points and three rebounds. Bourama Sidibe is dishing one assist and Elijah Hughes is grabbing seven rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 17.6 percent from beyond the arc and 53.6 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 17.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 54 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have won five of their last eight home games.
The Eagles are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Orange are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-0 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Orange last 6 overall and the over is 5-1 in Eagles last 6 road games.
The Syracuse Orange have the talent to be a sneaky dark horse in the ACC this season, and they were lights out defensively in their opener. However, the Morehead State Eagles an experienced team with many players who can score, and they just hung around with an improved UConn team on the road. This line seems a little too steep for my taste. The Morehead State Eagles should be able to make just enough shots to keep this game within the number.