Eastern Kentucky Colonels battle vs Morehead State Eagles highlights college basketball odds menu

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Jan 12, 7:00 PM | Paul S. McBrayer Arena

Morehead State Eagles vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Odds

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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Morehead State Eagles at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Colonels are 13-3 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 8-9 and 4-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Eastern Kentucky go 2-4-1 and the Eagles go 5-5 on the totals.

View Morehead State vs Eastern Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Colonels were listed as 7.5-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:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 246-ranked Colonels and the No. 152-rated Eagles in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 78-71 win for the Colonels on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Eastern Kentucky's No. 82-ranked offense, averaging 72.4 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 260 at 70.2 PPG. The Colonels field goal percentage has averaged 47.1% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Morehead State features the nation's No. 257-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.5 points per game. Eastern Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 77 nationally in scoring at home.

Morehead State lost its last outing, an 84-81 result against Austin Peay on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Morehead State got 19 points from Bakari Turner but lost anyway, 84-81, to Austin Peay on Wednesday at Winfield Dunn Center.

Last time out for Eastern Kentucky, they were a 77-65 winner as they battled Murray State on the road. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point underdog. Eastern Kentucky earned a 77-65 victory over Murray State on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Mike DiNunno at CFSB Center.

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing SE Missouri State are 8-2
After playing Austin Peay are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Belmont are 0-1
After playing Murray State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Eagles at Colonels trends to consider:
Morehead State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Morehead State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Eastern Kentucky
Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Morehead State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games when playing Morehead State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games when playing at home against Morehead State

Next up:
Morehead State at SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 17
Eastern Kentucky at Belmont, Thursday, January 17

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