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College basketball point spread favors Eagles in battle with Raiders

Wright State RaidersMorehead State Eagles
5-3December 02, 2013, 07:00 | Ellis Johnson Arena6-3

The Morehead State Eagles will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Wright State Raiders at Ellis Johnson Arena on Monday in NCAA hoops play.

The Eagles sport a record of 6-3 and 4-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Raiders have 5-3 and 0-5 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-3 for the Eagles and 3-1 for the Raiders.

View Wright State Raiders vs Morehead State Eagles Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 139 and the Raiders sitting at No. 183.

Wright State was an 85-77 winner in its last match at home against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. The Raiders grabbed an 85-77 win over the Catamounts on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from AJ Pacher at Nutter Center.

Morehead State lost its last outing, an 86-82 result against Gardner-Webb on November 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite. Gardner-Webb earned an 86-82 victory over Morehead State on Friday, getting 23 points from Naji Hibbert at Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Morehead State's No. 72-ranked scoring average of 79.22 PPG, against a Raiders defense rated No. 46 and allowing 64.5 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 44.87% to date this season, less than the Raiders shooters have managed so far (49.52% per game).

Next up:
Wright State at North Carolina A&T, Thursday, December 5th
Morehead State at Southern Miss, Wednesday, December 4th