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NCAAB Game Preview - Cougars underdogs vs Eagles at Morehead State

SIU Edwardsville CougarsMorehead State Eagles
Feb 25, 7:30 PM | Ellis Johnson Arena

SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs Morehead State Eagles Odds

9-16TEAM RECORD16-14

Ellis Johnson Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Morehead State Eagles and the visiting SIU Edwardsville Cougars in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Eagles currently sports a 16-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-15 ATS. The Cougars are 9-16 and 12-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Eagles produce a 8-18 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 11-10 against the number.

View SIU Edwardsville vs Morehead State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Eagles installed as 12.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Eagles sit at No. 233 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cougars sit at No. 316 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Eagles will win this game 66-59.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Morehead State's No. 285 nationally ranked offense (62.5 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 271 at 71.1 PPG. The Eagles have been averaging 43.1% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Defensively, SIU Edwardsville features the nation's No. 253-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.2 points per game. Morehead State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 248 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, SIU Edwardsville was a 63-58 winner on the road against Eastern Kentucky. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs. Jerome Jones scored 22 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading SIU Edwardsville over Eastern Kentucky, 63-58, on Thursday at Paul S. McBrayer Arena.

Morehead State won its last outing, a 75-39 result against Eastern Illinois on February 23. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. The Eagles blew out Eastern Illinois on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-39 win at Ellis Johnson Arena.

SIU Edwardsville Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-2
After playing Eastern Kentucky are 1-2
After a win are 3-7

Morehead State Eagles Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Eastern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Cougars at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of SIU Edwardsville's last 6 games on the road
SIU Edwardsville is 2-23 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Morehead State's last 9 games at home
Morehead State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Morehead State's last 8 games
Morehead State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Chicago State, Wednesday, February 29