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Morehead State Eagles battle vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels highlights college basketball odds menu

Eastern Kentucky ColonelsMorehead State Eagles
10-6January 11, 2014, 07:30 | Ellis Johnson Arena11-6

The visiting Eastern Kentucky Colonels hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Ellis Johnson Arena against the Morehead State Eagles.

The Eagles currently sports a 11-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-6 ATS. The Colonels are 10-6 and 4-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Colonels have gone 4-5 against the number.

View Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Morehead State Eagles Odds and Stats.

The Eagles were listed as -3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 65-rated Eagles and the No. 108-ranked Colonels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Eastern Kentucky was a 77-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Murray State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky suffered a 77-64 loss against Murray State on Wednesday, getting 24 points from Corey Walden in a losing effort at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Morehead State was an 85-77 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Eastern Illinois. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. The Eagles grabbed an 85-77 win over the Panthers on Saturday, behind a 19-point effort from Chad Posthumus at Lantz Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Morehead State has the nation's No. 34-rated offensive output, at 79.53 PPG. The visiting Colonels defense ranks No. 135 allowing on average 69.69 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 44.43% so far, less than the Colonels marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.14% per game.

A few Colonels at Eagles trends to consider:
Eastern Kentucky is 3-9-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Morehead State
Eastern Kentucky is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Morehead State
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Eastern Kentucky's last 6 games when playing Morehead State
Eastern Kentucky is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Morehead State
Morehead State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Morehead State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Morehead State is 9-3-1 ATS in its last 13 games when playing Eastern Kentucky
Morehead State is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Eastern Kentucky

Next up:
Eastern Kentucky home to Belmont, Thursday, January 16th
Morehead State at SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 16th