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Gamecocks open as college hoops underdog vs Eagles

Morehead State EaglesJacksonville State Gamecocks
16-9February 13, 2014, 08:00 | Pete Mathews Coliseum10-16

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Jacksonville State vs Morehead State battle Thursday at Pete Mathews Coliseum as the Gamecocks look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Eagles have watched them go 16-9 and 10-11 ATS on the year, while the Gamecocks are at 10-16 and 8-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Gamecocks are 5-14-1, while the Eagles have a 7-11-1 mark.

View Morehead State Eagles vs Jacksonville State Gamecocks Odds and Stats.

The Eagles were listed as -2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 177 (Gamecocks) and the No. 79 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Morehead State was an 86-79 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Kentucky. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Morehead State got 33 points from Angelo Warner en route to an 86-79 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Last time out for Jacksonville State, they were a 72-60 loser as they battled Tennessee Tech at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite. Jacksonville State got 16 points from Darion Rackley but lost anyway, 72-60, to Tennessee Tech on Saturday at Pete Mathews Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Eagles rank No. 16 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.4 per game. That compares with Jacksonville State’s No. 247 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Jacksonville State is college basketball's No. 170-ranked team at 5.65 per game, while the Eagles rate No. 161 with 5.76 per game.

A few Eagles at Gamecocks trends to consider:
Morehead State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Morehead State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Morehead State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Morehead State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Jacksonville State is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Jacksonville State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Jacksonville State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Jacksonville State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next up:
Morehead State at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 15th
Jacksonville State at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, February 15th