Belmont Bruins take on Eagles in NCAA basketball test
Belmont Bruins vs Morehead State Eagles Odds
Belmont pays a visit to Morehead State on Thursday, hoping to send the Eagles to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Ellis Johnson Arena.
The Eagles sit at 10-10 (6-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bruins are currently 15-4 (8-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Morehead State is 6-7 OU, and Belmont is 8-5 OU.
The visitors opened as 7.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles - Bruins odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Morehead State is rated No. 121 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Belmont is at No. 13. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-73 win for the Bruins.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bruins rank No. 188 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.9 per game. That compares with Morehead State’s No. 63 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Morehead State is college basketball's No. 156-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Bruins rate No. 9 with 8.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Belmont owns the country's No. 126-rated mark, allowing 67.4 points per game on the highway. Morehead State, on the other hand, rates No. 61 in scoring at home.
Belmont was a 78-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee State. They failed to cover the 15.5-point spread as favorites. Belmont earned a 78-66 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday, getting 22 points from Ian Clark at Curb Event Center.
Morehead State won its last outing, an 88-74 result against Tennessee-Martin on January 19. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Eagles grabbed an 88-74 win over the Skyhawks on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Kahlil Owens at Skyhawk Arena.
Belmont Bruins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 1-1
After playing Tennessee State are 3-3
After a win are 7-3
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Tennessee State are 6-4
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 9-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Bruins at Eagles trends to consider:
Belmont is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Belmont is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Morehead State is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Morehead State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Belmont at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, January 26
Morehead State home to Tennessee State, Saturday, January 26