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SIU Edwardsville Cougars visit Morehead State Eagles in college basketball clash

SIU Edwardsville CougarsMorehead State Eagles
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | Ellis Johnson Arena

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Morehead State Eagles Odds

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Ellis Johnson Arena will host Morehead State Eagles vs. SIU Edwardsville Cougars action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Eagles are 6-8 so far on the season, and 3-6 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 4-6 and 2-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Morehead State go 4-3 and the Cougars go 2-3 on the totals.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Morehead State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 128 and the Cougars at No. 288 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 68-64 result in favor of the Eagles.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cougars is ranked No. 283 in NCAA hoops at 32 per game. Contrast that with Morehead State’s No. 112 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Morehead State is the No. 172-ranked team in the country at 6.2 per game, while SIU Edwardsville rates No. 127 at 6.6 per game.

Defensively, SIU Edwardsville features the nation's No. 154-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.6 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 46 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 68-41 loser on the road against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 23-point spread as underdogs. SIU Edwardsville was run off the court by the Billikens on Friday as Saint Louis routed them 68-41 at Chaifetz Arena.

Morehead State won its last outing, a 114-67 result against Union KY on December 30. The battle between the Eagles and Bulldogs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Union KY was handed a 114-67 defeat on Sunday at Ellis Johnson Arena.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-3
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 2-2
After a loss are 6-4

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Cougars at Eagles trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Morehead State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
Morehead State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, January 5
Morehead State home to Eastern Illinois, Saturday, January 5