Eastern Kentucky Colonels visit Morehead State Eagles in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Morehead State Eagles Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Ellis Johnson Arena Saturday as host Morehead State looks to handle the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in NCAA hoops action.
The Eagles sit at 11-13 (8-10-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Colonels are currently 18-6 (8-6-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Morehead State is 8-8-1 OU, and Eastern Kentucky is 7-6-1 OU.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Morehead State sat as 2-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 132-rated Eagles and the No. 192-ranked Colonels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-71 result in favor of the Colonels.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Morehead State's No. 72-rated squad against Eastern Kentucky's No. 344-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Morehead State rates No. 180 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 10 nationally with 8.8 per match.
Defensively, Eastern Kentucky features the nation's No. 138-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 72 nationally in scoring at home.
Eastern Kentucky was a 97-31 winner in their most recent outing at home against Crowley's Ridge. The battle between the Colonels and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Crowley's Ridge was handed a 97-31 defeat on Tuesday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.
Morehead State lost its last outing, a 70-59 result against Jacksonville State on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Morehead State got 12 points from Jourdan Stickler but lost anyway, 70-59, to Jacksonville State on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Jacksonville State are 8-2
After playing Jacksonville State are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
A few Colonels at Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
Eastern Kentucky is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
Morehead State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Eastern Kentucky
Morehead State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Morehead State's last 5 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Morehead State is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee Tech, Thursday, February 14
Morehead State home to Jacksonville State, Thursday, February 14