Check out our free SIUE 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.
SIUE vs Morehead State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Cougars vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: SIUE Cougars at Morehead State Eagles
- Where: Morehead at Ellis T. Johnson Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: SIUE +1, SIUE -106 | MHST -116 O/U 136.5
Coming into today’s matchup, the SIUE Cougars are in the middle of a 3 game losing streak and have an overall record of 14-8. On the road, the Cougars will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 6-5. So far, the Cougars have been the underdog 9 times, going 5-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +1 underdogs on the spread.
SIUE will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Ray’Sean Taylor who is averaging 15.23 points per game for the Cougars. Taylor is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cougars’ offensive game plan is the play of Damarco Minor who has hit 37.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.77 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for SIUE this season, as they are currently ranked 312th in college basketball at 67.5 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 Cougars’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.2%, placing them 493rd in the NCAA.
Morehead State will take the floor against the Cougars with an overall record of 13-9. So far this season, Morehead State has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-2. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Eagles as the -1 point favorites. The Eagles have been favored 8 times, going 6-2 straight up.
Morehead State’s leading scorer this season is Mark Freeman, who is averaging 15.28 points per contest. So far, Freeman has accounted for 17.41% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.5 rebounds per game and 3.78 assists. Alex Gross is the second leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 12.0 points per game. Between him and Gross, they are accounting for 34.1% 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%.
Free Spread Prediction: Morehead State Eagles -1
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the SIUE Cougars and Morehead State Eagles is to get money down on the Morehead State to win an cover as -1 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the home team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.32 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Morehead State Eagles at -1.