Eagles open as college hoops underdog vs Raiders
Morehead State Eagles vs Wright State Raiders Odds
The Wright State Raiders will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Morehead State Eagles at Nutter Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Raiders are 3-2 ATS. Morehead State is 0-1 against the total, while Wright State is 1-0 versus the number.
The Raiders were listed as 2.5-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 Raiders - Eagles odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wright State is rated No. 269 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Morehead State is at No. 203. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-70 win for the Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Wright State's No. 297-ranked scoring average of 60.2 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 232 and allowing 69 PPG. The Raiders FG% has averaged 44% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (42.9% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Morehead State owns the country's No. 214-rated mark, allowing 73 points per game on the highway. Wright State, on the other hand, rates No. 328 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Morehead State, they were a 70-67 loser as they battled Marshall on the road. They covered in the match as a 12-point underdog. The Eagles endured a 70-67 loss at the hands of the Thundering Herd on Wednesday, despite a 14-point effort from Jarrett Stokes at Cam Henderson Center.
Wright State was a 66-54 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Utah. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Wright State got 12 points from Reggie Arceneaux but lost anyway, 66-54, to Utah on Saturday at Huntsman Center.
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Marshall are 2-6
After a loss are 9-1
Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Bowling Green are 0-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Eagles at Raiders trends to consider:
Morehead State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Wright State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Wright State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
Wright State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Morehead State
Morehead State home to North Dakota State, Wednesday, December 5
Wright State at Bowling Green, Monday, December 3