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Morehead State Eagles vs Austin Peay Governors Preview

Austin Peay GovernorsMorehead State Eagles
March 4, 10:25 PM | Municipal Auditorium

Austin Peay Governors vs Morehead State Eagles Odds

20-12TEAM RECORD22-9

The Eagles will try to cover the spread at Municipal Auditorium on Friday when they get a visit from the Austin Peay Governors in college basketball action.

It's a game in the Ohio Valley Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Municipal Auditorium, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Governors will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 13-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Eagles are 14-9 ATS. Austin Peay is 10-14 against the total, while Morehead State is 11-12 versus the number.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Eagles at No. 61 and the Governors at No. 43 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-76 result in favor of the Eagles.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Morehead State's No. 157 nationally ranked offense (69.5 points per game) against a Governors defense that sits as the No. 130 at 66.5 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 45.9% from the field, less than the Governors have managed so far this season (46.1% on average).

Defensively, Austin Peay features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.2 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 128 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Austin Peay, they were a 76-60 winner as they battled SE Missouri State at home. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite. Caleb Brown scored 28 points for Austin Peay on Thursday, leading the Governors to a 76-60 win over SE Missouri State at Municipal Auditorium.

Morehead State was a 77-64 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Tennessee-Martin. They covered the 10–point spread as favorites. Kenneth Faried scored 24 points and helped out with 18 rebounds for Morehead State on Saturday, leading the Eagles to a 77-64 victory over Tennessee-Martin at Skyhawk Arena.

Austin Peay Governors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing SE Missouri State are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Tennessee-Martin are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Governors at Eagles trends to consider:
Morehead State is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Morehead State's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Morehead State's last 6 games when playing Austin Peay
Morehead State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Austin Peay