Check out our free Little Rock vs Morehead State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Morehead. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Little Rock vs Morehead State Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Trojans vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Little Rock Trojans at Morehead State Eagles
- Where: Morehead at Ellis T. Johnson Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Little Rock +7.5, ARLR +265 | MHST -345 O/U 143.0
Little Rock will take the floor against the Eagles with an overall record of 6-15. On the road, the Trojans will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 0-12. So far, the Trojans have been the underdog 16 times, going 2-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +7.5 underdogs on the spread.
Myron Gardner comes into today’s game as the Trojans’ leading scorer at 13.25 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Little Rock’s top rebounder at 9.3 boards per contest. Behind Gardner, the team has benefited from the strong play of Deantoni Gordon, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.33 points per game. Overall, he has hit 49.0% of his shots and is adding 5.43 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Little Rock this season, as they are currently ranked 342nd in college basketball at 66.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Trojans’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 33.7%, placing them 273rd in the NCAA.
Morehead State heads into this matchup having played 21 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-9. Currently, the Eagles have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 8-2. The Eagles’ are sitting with a betting line that is -7.5 points in their favor. For the season, Morehead State has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2.
Alex Gross comes into today’s game as the Eagles’ leading scorer at 12.1 points per contest. Not only has Gross been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Morehead State’s top rebounder at 7.24 boards per contest. Behind Gross, the team has benefited from the strong play of Mark Freeman, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.71 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.8% of his shots and is adding 2.47 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, Morehead State will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Eagles are ranked 240th at 70.0 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 588th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Morehead State is close to the NCAA average at 36.0%.
Free Spread Prediction: Morehead State Eagles -7.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Morehead State Eagles to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7.5 point betting favorites. Although Morehead State as a team is just 117th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Trojans’ defense. At -7.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Eagles to come out on top and cover.