Gamecocks open as college hoops underdog vs Eagles
Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Morehead State Eagles Odds
Morehead State will look to improve on its 11-14 record on Thursday when they host Jacksonville State in NCAA basketball odds action at Ellis Johnson Arena.
Morehead State battles the Gamecocks, currently sitting with a 15-8 mark (8-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 8-9-1 for the Eagles and 10-2-1 for the Gamecocks.
The Gamecocks were listed as 5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 222-rated Jacksonville State taking on the No. 142-rated Eagles in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-67 win for the Gamecocks on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Morehead State's No. 113 nationally ranked offense (70.1 points per game) against a Gamecocks defense that sits as the No. 84 at 62.6 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 42.8% from the field, less than the Gamecocks have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 32-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.5 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 107 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Jacksonville State was a 78-64 loser on the road against Tennessee Tech. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Gamecocks got 22 points from Brian Williams, but it was Tennessee Tech that prevailed in a 78-64 final on Saturday at Eblen Center.
Morehead State lost its last outing, a 68-47 result against Eastern Kentucky on February 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 1-point favorite. Morehead State was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Eastern Kentucky and falling by a 68-47 score at Ellis Johnson Arena.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 3-7
After playing Tennessee Tech are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 8-2
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Gamecocks at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
Jacksonville State is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
Jacksonville State is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Morehead State's last 5 games when playing at home against Jacksonville State
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Morehead State's last 9 games when playing Jacksonville State
Morehead State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Jacksonville State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Morehead State's last 5 games at home
Jacksonville State at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, February 16
Morehead State home to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 16