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Southeast Missouri State vs Morehead State Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 14th Betting Odds
Redhawks vs Eagles Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Morehead State Eagles
- Where: Morehead at Ellis T. Johnson Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 14th
- Betting Odds: Southeast Missouri State -2, SEMST -136 | MHST +111 O/U 144.5
The Southeast Missouri State will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 8-10. So far, the Redhawks have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 4-7. This season, Southeast Missouri State has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0. For today’s contest, Southeast Missouri State has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Southeast Missouri State will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Phillip Russell who is averaging 16.39 points per game for the Redhawks. Russell 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 Redhawks’ offensive game plan is the play of Chris Harris who has hit 36.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.94 points per game.
Southeast Missouri State comes into today’s matchup vs Morehead State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 75.6 points per game. Through 18 games, they have hit 43.8% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Redhawks have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 278th in possessions per game.
Morehead State will take the floor against the Redhawks with an overall record of 10-8. So far this season, Morehead State has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-1. For the season, Morehead State has been the underdog in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 2-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Eagles being +2 point underdogs.
Alex Gross comes into today’s game as the Eagles’ leading scorer at 12.28 points per contest. Not only has Gross been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Morehead State’s top rebounder at 7.17 boards per contest. Before getting a bet down on this game, we recommend keeping close watch on the availability of Mark Freeman, as he is currently listed as questionable. If he can’t play, the Eagles’ will be without their 2nd leading scorer at Mark Freeman points 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 +2
Heading into this matchup between the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks and Morehead State Eagles we have a strong lean on taking the points with Morehead State at +2. Both team’s are going to come into this game looking to get up looks from outside, as they are both average team’s in terms of 3-pointers made per game. Look for Morehead State to benefit from facing another squad looking to turn this into a 3-point shooting contest. When looking at the line, we see tremendous value in taking the Morehead State Eagles at +2. Go ahead and lock this bet in before tip-off.
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