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Morehead State Eagles vs Belmont Bruins Preview

Belmont BruinsMorehead State Eagles
16-7January 29, 2014, 09:00 | Ellis Johnson Arena14-8

Ellis Johnson Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Morehead State Eagles and the visiting Belmont Bruins in college hoops action on Wednesday.

Supporters of the Bruins have watched them go 16-7 and 8-12 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 14-8 and 8-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 6-9-1, while the Bruins have a 8-10 mark.

View Belmont Bruins vs Morehead State Eagles Odds and Stats.

The Bruins were listed as -1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Eagles - Bruins odds would favor the Eagles if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Morehead State is rated No. 69 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Belmont is at No. 105.

Belmont won its last outing, an 84-81 result against Eastern Kentucky on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Eastern Kentucky was victimized by J.J. Mann for 34 points as the Bruins defeated the Colonels 84-81 in college hoops action on Saturday.

Morehead State won its last outing, an 80-74 result against Tennessee State on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite. Morehead State earned an 80-74 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday, getting 19 points from Angelo Warner at Gentry Complex.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Morehead State's No. 33-ranked offense, averaging 78.41 PPG, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 221 at 75.22 PPG. The Eagles field goal percentage has averaged 44.41% so far, less than the Bruins marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.08% per game.

A few Bruins at Eagles trends to consider:
Belmont is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Belmont is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Morehead State is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Morehead State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Belmont at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, February 1st
Morehead State at Jacksonville State, Saturday, February 1st