Morehead State Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds
Pete Mathews Coliseum features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Jacksonville State Gamecocks and the visiting Morehead State Eagles in college hoops action on Saturday.
Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 11-12 and 8-9-1 ATS on the year, while the Gamecocks are at 14-7 and 7-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 9-2, while the Eagles have a 8-8 mark.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Jacksonville State sat as 3.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Gamecocks, most recently No. 212 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 119 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 70-69 victory for the Gamecocks.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 79 in NCAA hoops at 37.3 per game. Contrast that with Jacksonville State’s No. 332 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Jacksonville State is the No. 268-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Morehead State rates No. 154 at 6.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Morehead State owns the country's No. 255-rated mark, allowing 73.4 points per game on the highway. Jacksonville State, on the other hand, rates No. 186 in scoring at home.
Morehead State lost its last outing, a 93-74 result against Belmont on January 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. The Eagles endured a 93-74 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Angelo Warner at Curb Event Center.
Jacksonville State won its last outing, a 65-64 result against Murray State on January 26. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Jacksonville State got 17 points from Brian Williams en route to a 65-64 victory over Murray State on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 5-5
After playing Belmont are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5
Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 2-8
After playing Murray State are 2-8
After a win are 7-3
A few Eagles at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Morehead State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Jacksonville Stat
Morehead State is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Morehead State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games when playing Morehead State
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Jacksonville State's last 5 games
Jacksonville State is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Morehead State home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, February 9
Jacksonville State at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 9