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SE Missouri State Redhawks take on Eagles in NCAA basketball test

SE Missouri State RedhawksMorehead State Eagles
9-8January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Ellis Johnson Arena11-7

The Morehead State Eagles will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the SE Missouri State Redhawks at Ellis Johnson Arena in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Eagles are 11-7 overall and 7-7 ATS, while the Redhawks are 9-8 and 7-7 ATS. As for the totals, Morehead State boasts a 5-7 on the OU, and SE Missouri State is 9-5.

View SE Missouri State Redhawks vs Morehead State Eagles Odds and Stats.

Morehead State opened as -8-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Eagles rated this week at No. 73 and the Redhawks sitting at No. 96.

In their last action, SE Missouri State was a 102-94 winner at home against Tennessee State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. SE Missouri State got 27 points from Tyler Stone en route to a 102-94 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday at Show Me Center.

Last time out for Morehead State, they were a 76-65 loser as they battled Eastern Kentucky at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. The Eagles endured a 76-65 loss at the hands of the Colonels on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Angelo Warner at Ellis Johnson Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Morehead State has the nation's No. 38-rated offensive output, at 78.72 PPG. The visiting Redhawks defense ranks No. 239 allowing on average 77.71 PPG. The Eagles FG% has averaged 44.41% so far, less than the Redhawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.23% per game.

A few Redhawks at Eagles trends to consider:
SE Missouri State is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
SE Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
SE Missouri State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
SE Missouri State is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games when playing Morehead State
Morehead State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Morehead State is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
Morehead State is 16-5 ATS in its last 21 games when playing SE Missouri State
Morehead State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing SE Missouri State

Next up:
SE Missouri State at Tennessee Tech, Saturday, January 18th
Morehead State at Tennessee-Martin, Saturday, January 18th