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Cougars open as college hoops underdog vs Eagles

Morehead State EaglesSIU Edwardsville Cougars
Feb 2, 8:00 PM | Vadalabene Center

Morehead State Eagles vs SIU Edwardsville Cougars Odds

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A key college battle sees the visiting Eagles travelling to SIU Edwardsville Thursday to take on the Cougars on Thursday.

The Eagles will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 8-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Cougars are 8-7 ATS. Morehead State is 6-13 on the totals; SIU Edwardsville is 8-7.

View Morehead State vs SIU Edwardsville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cougars are listed as 6-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 311 (Cougars) and the No. 224 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 66-58 result in favor of the Eagles has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 296 in NCAA hoops at 31.7 per game. Contrast that with SIU Edwardsville’s No. 281 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, SIU Edwardsville is the No. 157-ranked team in the country at 6.4 per game, while Morehead State rates No. 92 at 7.1 per game.

Defensively, Morehead State features the nation's No. 115-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. SIU Edwardsville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 262 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Morehead State was a 56-50 winner at home against Tennessee Tech. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Morehead State got 20 points from Ty Proffitt en route to a 56-50 victory over Tennessee Tech on Saturday at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Last time out for SIU Edwardsville, they were a 98-80 loser as they battled Tennessee Tech on the road. They covered in the match as a 18.5-point underdog. SIU Edwardsville got 25 points from Jerome Jones on the way to a 98-80 loss against Tennessee Tech on Monday at Eblen Center.

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Eastern Illinois are 9-1
After playing Tennessee Tech are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 0-2
Before playing Eastern Kentucky are 0-2
After playing Tennessee Tech are 2-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Eagles at Cougars trends to consider:
Morehead State is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of SIU Edwardsville's last 6 games
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Morehead State at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, February 4
SIU Edwardsville home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, February 4