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Morehead State vs Little Rock Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Eagles vs Trojans Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Morehead State Eagles at Little Rock Trojans
- Where: Little Rock at Jack Stephens Center
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: Morehead State -2.5, MHST -149 | ARLR +121 O/U 144.5
The Morehead State Eagles will be looking to pick up their 26th win of the season and are in the middle of a 6 game win streak. So far, the Eagles have played 12 games on the road, with a record of 5-7. This season, Morehead State has been favored to win in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 8-2. For today’s contest, Morehead State has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Morehead State’s leading scorer this season is Mark Freeman, who is averaging 16.05 points per contest. So far, Freeman has accounted for 19.04% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.71 rebounds per game and 3.71 assists. Alex Gross is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 11.76 points per game. Between him and Gross, they are accounting for 35.6% of the team’s scoring.
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%.
Through 25 games, the Little Rock Trojans have an overall record of 7-18. So far this season, Little Rock has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-4. For the season, Little Rock has been the underdog in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 3-17. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Trojans being +2.5 point underdogs.
Myron Gardner comes into today’s game as the Trojans’ leading scorer at 13.75 points per contest. Not only has Gardner been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Little Rock’s top rebounder at 9.29 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 12.76 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.8% of his shots and is adding 5.56 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Little Rock Trojans +2.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Morehead State as the favorites with a line coming in at -2.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Little Rock Trojans to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Morehead State at 8.32 made 3’s per game compared to Little Rock at 7.04. Look for Little Rock to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Eagles.