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Morehead State Eagles vs North Dakota State Bison Odds
North Dakota State will look to improve on its 9-3 record on Friday when they host Morehead State in NCAA basketball odds action at Bison Sports Arena.
The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 3-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Bison are 8-2 ATS. Morehead State is 3-2 on the totals; North Dakota State is 2-4.
The Bison were listed as 13.5-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 Bison - Eagles odds would favor the Bison if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Dakota State is rated No. 48 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Morehead State is at No. 62. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-69 win for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 81 in NCAA hoops at 38.1 per game. Contrast that with North Dakota State’s No. 147 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, North Dakota State is the No. 75-ranked team in the country at 7.4 per game, while Morehead State rates No. 125 at 6.6 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Morehead State owns the country's No. 233-rated mark, allowing 73.8 points per game on the highway. North Dakota State, on the other hand, rates No. 31 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Morehead State, they were an 85-75 loser as they battled South Dakota on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Eagles got a 24-point effort from Maurice Lewis-Briggs, who added 13 rebounds, but South Dakota still managed to defeat Morehead State 85-75 Wednesday at DakotaDome.
North Dakota State won its last outing, a 65-48 result against Towson on December 15. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Mike Felt scored 16 points leading the Bison to a 65-48 victory over Towson at Towson Center on Saturday.
Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
After playing South Dakota are 2-0
After a loss are 8-2
A few Eagles at Bison trends to consider:
Morehead State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Morehead State home to Southern Miss, Friday, December 28
North Dakota State home to South Dakota State, Saturday, December 29