Belmont Bruins home to Morehead State Eagles in NCAA Basketball betting action
Morehead State Eagles vs Belmont Bruins Odds
The Morehead State Eagles will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bruins in Belmont at Curb Event Center on Thursday in college basketball action.
Belmont will face the 11-11 Eagles, who own a 8-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bruins are 9-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Eagles are 7-8 favoring the OVER.
The Bruins were listed as 15.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 119-rated Morehead State taking on the No. 19-rated Bruins in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 84-73 win for the Bruins on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 78 in NCAA hoops at 37.5 per game. Contrast that with Belmont’s No. 236 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Belmont is the No. 9-ranked team in the country at 8.9 per game, while Morehead State rates No. 169 at 6.2 per game.
Defensively, Morehead State features the nation's No. 220-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.6 points per game. Belmont, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Morehead State, they were a 78-69 winner as they battled Tennessee State at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Morehead State earned a 78-69 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday, getting 24 points from Angelo Warner at Ellis Johnson Arena.
Belmont won its last outing, an 85-74 result against Eastern Kentucky on January 26. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Belmont earned an 85-74 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, getting 21 points from Ian Clark at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-4
Before playing Jacksonville State are 9-1
After playing Tennessee State are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-0
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 1-0
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 1-2
After a win are 8-2
A few Eagles at Bruins trends to consider:
Morehead State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Morehead State is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Belmont is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Morehead State at Jacksonville State, Saturday, February 2
Belmont home to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 2