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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Eagles over Tigers

Morehead State EaglesTennessee State Tigers
13-8January 25, 2014, 08:30 | Gentry Complex2-20

The Tennessee State Tigers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Morehead State Eagles pay a visit to Gentry Complex on the college basketball betting menu.

The Tigers sit at 2-20 (9-8-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 13-8 (8-9 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Tennessee State is 9-6-1 OU, and Morehead State is 5-9-1 OU.

View Morehead State Eagles vs Tennessee State Tigers Odds and Stats.

The Tigers were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Tigers sit at No. 288 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 62 on the same chart.

Morehead State was an 80-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Belmont. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Eagles endured an 80-66 loss at the hands of the Bruins on Thursday, despite a 21-point effort from Brent Arrington at Curb Event Center.

Tennessee State was a 94-78 loser in their most recent outing at home against Eastern Kentucky. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. Patrick Miller was dynamite, scoring 33 points and adding 6 rebounds but Eastern Kentucky still won, 94-78, over Tennessee State on Thursday at Gentry Complex.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tennessee State's No. 204-ranked scoring average of 68.32 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 195 and allowing 73.24 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 42.48% to date this season, less than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (44.32% per game).

A few Eagles at Tigers trends to consider:
Morehead State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Morehead State is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Morehead State's last 6 games
Morehead State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Tennessee State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tennessee State's last 6 games when playing Morehead State

Next up:
Morehead State home to Belmont, Wednesday, January 29th
Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech, Thursday, January 30th