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Morehead State favored by -9 against Tennessee Tech on Saturday

Tennessee Tech Golden EaglesMorehead State Eagles
15-15March 01, 2014, 07:30 | Ellis Johnson Arena19-11

The visiting Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 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.

Morehead State will face the 15-15 Golden Eagles, who own a 12-10-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 8-15-1 on the OU so far this season while the Golden Eagles are 10-12.

View Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Morehead State Eagles Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 9-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Eagles sit at No. 62 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Golden Eagles sit at No. 267 on the same chart.

Tennessee Tech was a 74-67 loser in its last match on the road against Eastern Kentucky. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. Jeremiah Samarrippas scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Eagles to a win (they lost 74-67 to Eastern Kentucky at Paul S. McBrayer Arena on Thursday).

In their last action, Morehead State was a 70-68 loser at home against Tennessee State. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. The Eagles endured a 70-68 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Thursday, despite a 19-point effort from Angelo Warner at Ellis Johnson Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Morehead State's No. 37-ranked scoring average of 77.1 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense rated No. 177 and allowing 71.63 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 45.14% to date this season, more than the Golden Eagles shooters have managed so far (44.8% per game).

A few Golden Eagles at Eagles trends to consider:
Tennessee Tech is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Tennessee Tech is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tennessee Tech's last 5 games
Tennessee Tech is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Morehead State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Morehead State's last 5 games
Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home