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Morehead State Eagles face Eastern Kentucky Colonels: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Morehead State EaglesEastern Kentucky Colonels
15-9February 08, 2014, 11:00 | Paul S. McBrayer Arena17-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Paul S. McBrayer Arena Saturday as host Eastern Kentucky looks to handle the Morehead State Eagles in NCAA hoops action.

Eastern Kentucky battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 15-9 mark (9-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-10 for the Colonels and 6-11-1 for the Eagles.

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

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

This game puts the Colonels, most recently No. 39 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 112 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Morehead State was a 65-54 winner at home against Jacksonville State. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Morehead State earned a 65-54 victory over Jacksonville State on Saturday, getting 14 points from Angelo Warner at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Eastern Kentucky was a 74-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Chattanooga. They earned a push of the 11-point spread as favorites. Eastern Kentucky earned a 74-63 victory over Chattanooga on Tuesday, getting 19 points from Glenn Cosey at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Eastern Kentucky's No. 29 nationally ranked offense (78.67 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 189 at 72.58 PPG. The Colonels have been averaging 48% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (44.64% on average).

A few Eagles at Colonels trends to consider:
Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Morehead State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Morehead State's last 7 games
Morehead State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Eastern Kentucky is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Eastern Kentucky's last 9 games
Eastern Kentucky is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Eastern Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Morehead State at Jacksonville State, Thursday, February 13th
Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee Tech, Thursday, February 13th