Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Morehead State Eagles Prediction, 12/14/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Eastern Kentucky Colonels vs Morehead State Eagles
Date: Monday, December 14, 2020
Location: Ellis T. Johnson Arena in Morehead, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Eastern Kentucky (-4)
Ellis T. Johnson Arena is the venue where and the Morehead State Eagles (3-4) will take on the Eastern Kentucky Colonels (5-1) on Monday. The odds on this contest have Eastern Kentucky as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 143.
Eastern Kentucky will play this game with a win-loss record of 5-1 so far this season. The Colonels are connecting on 26.8% on 3-point shots (48 of 179) and 74.3% from the charity stripe. They average 80.5 points per game (70th in college basketball) while connecting on 41.5% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.8 times per game and as a group they commit 19.5 personal fouls per game. As a team, Eastern Kentucky is grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game and has totaled 94 dimes for the season, which is 42nd in the country in terms of passing. On defense, the Colonels have forced 23.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. The Colonels defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 44.7% (149 of 333) and they concede 39.8 rebounds per contest as a unit. They currently rank 285th in college basketball in allowing assists with 86 surrendered so far this year. They are conceding 32.0% from beyond the arc while they are 169th in college hoops in opponents points per game (70.3).
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels faced off with the Transylvania Pioneers and notched a win by a score of 81-60 in their last game. Eastern Kentucky wrapped up the game having earned a 46.8% FG percentage (29 out of 62) and knocked down 8 of their 27 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Colonels made 15 of 21 tries for a rate of 71.4%. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 33 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists for the game while earning 17 steals and 5 rejections. In regard to the defense, Eastern Kentucky allowed their opponent to shoot 46.8% from the floor on 29 out of 62. Transylvania totaled 13 dimes and 8 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Pioneers grabbed 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Transylvania finished shooting 77.8% from the free throw line by knocking down 7 of 9 tries. They also converted 7 of 22 attempts from downtown.
Curt Lewis is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 11 points on 4 out of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 26 minutes and collected 5 boards. Lewis shot 40.0% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Colonels was Wendell Green. He collected 2 rebounds and also totaled 2 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 4-of-8 (12 points). When the game finished, Green was on the court for 20 min.
Morehead State has a record of 3-4 on the campaign. Morehead State has earned 448 points on the year (64.0 per contest) and they collect 35.6 rebounds per game. The Eagles are responsible for committing 16.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 62.4% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Eagles are connecting on 44.1% from the floor, which is ranked 208th in the country. They are earning an assist 13.1 times per contest (195th in D-1) and they turn it over 17.4 times per contest. The Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 149th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 68.9. They are able to force 11.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.9% from the field (228th in college basketball). The Morehead State defense surrenders 32.3% on shots from behind the 3-point line (51 of 158) and their opposition makes 66.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 12.9 dimes and 31.4 rebounds per game, which is ranked 165th and 57th in Division 1.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Morehead State Eagles took home the win by a final score of 81-55 against the Transylvania Pioneers. The Eagles pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game. They also rejected 5 tries while getting 3 steals for the game. The Pioneers committed 15 fouls for this contest which got the Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 9 of them for a clip of 64.3%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Morehead State knocked down 8 of their 20 tries (40.0%). When the game finished, the Eagles shot 32 for 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.6%. The Eagles permitted the Pioneers to make 22 of their 55 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.0% for this contest. They shot 27.3% from three-point range by going 6 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 5 out of 10 from the free throw line (50.0%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Morehead State allowed Transylvania to grab 28 in total (7 on the offensive side).
Skyelar Potter ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Eagles for the contest. He converted 4 of 10 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which earned him 12 points. Potter pulled down 4 boards in his 23 mins played and accounted for 2 dimes in the game. Someone else who saw a lot of minutes for Morehead State was Ta'Lon Cooper. He left the arena with 10 points in 23 minutes played by way of 4 of 7 shooting for this contest. Cooper walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor while also earning 5 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Eastern Kentucky (-4)
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