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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Eagles over Governors

Austin Peay GovernorsMorehead State Eagles
11-15February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Ellis Johnson Arena18-9

The visiting Austin Peay Governors hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Ellis Johnson Arena against the Morehead State Eagles.

Morehead State will face the 11-15 Governors, who own a 9-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Eagles are 7-13-1 on the OU so far this season while the Governors are 9-10.

View Austin Peay Governors vs Morehead State Eagles Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Eagles installed as -10.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Eagles, most recently No. 58 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Governors, who rate No. 313 in the latest survey.

Austin Peay lost its last outing, an 83-68 result against SIU Edwardsville on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Austin Peay suffered an 83-68 loss against SIU Edwardsville on Saturday, getting 19 points from Travis Betran in a losing effort at Winfield Dunn Center.

Last time out for Morehead State, they were a 79-53 winner as they battled Tennessee Tech on the road. They covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. Morehead State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Tennessee Tech out of the gym and running up a 79-53 score at Eblen Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Morehead State has the nation's No. 35-rated offensive output, at 77.67 PPG. The visiting Governors defense ranks No. 243 allowing on average 77.46 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 45.37% so far, less than the Governors marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.64% per game.

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

Next up:
Austin Peay home to Eastern Kentucky, Saturday, February 22nd
Morehead State at Murray State, Saturday, February 22nd