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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Bruins over Eagles

Morehead State EaglesBelmont Bruins
13-7January 23, 2014, 08:00 | Curb Event Center14-7

Morehead State pays a visit to Belmont on Thursday, hoping to send the Bruins to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Curb Event Center.

The Eagles will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 8-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bruins are 7-11 ATS. Morehead State is 5-8-1 against the total, while Belmont is 7-9 versus the number.

View Morehead State Eagles vs Belmont Bruins Odds and Stats.

The Eagles were listed as 8.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Bruins sit at No. 242 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 62 on the same chart.

Last time out for Morehead State, they were an 82-75 winner as they battled Tennessee-Martin at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. Morehead State got 25 points from Angelo Warner en route to an 82-75 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday at Ellis Johnson Arena.

Belmont won its last outing, a 62-53 result against Fairfield on January 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 13-point favorite. The Bruins got 15 points from J.J. Mann as Belmont ran past Fairfield 62-53 on Monday at Curb Event Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Eagles is ranked No. 15 in NCAA hoops at 40.45 per game. Contrast that with Belmont’s No. 243 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Belmont is the No. 10-ranked team in the country at 8.76 per game, while Morehead State rates No. 157 at 5.8 per game.

Next up:
Morehead State at Tennessee State, Saturday, January 25th
Belmont at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, January 25th