Morehead State Eagles vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels Prediction, 12/7/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Morehead State Eagles vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Location: McBrayer Arena in Richmond, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Morehead State (+10)
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels (3-1) host the Morehead State Eagles (1-3) at McBrayer Arena on Monday. The odds on this matchup have Eastern Kentucky as 10-point favorites. The total has been set at 145.5.
Morehead State comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-3 for the season. They average 55.5 points per outing (281st in the nation) while going 37.0% from the floor. The Eagles are hitting 26.1% on shots from 3-point land (23 of 88) and 65.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Morehead State is collecting 32.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 37 dimes for the year, which is 150th in college basketball in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 17.8 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.3 personal fouls per contest. On the defensive end of the court, the Eagles are forcing 10.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. The Eagles defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 49.8% (114 of 229) and they concede 34.5 boards per game as a squad. They are 247th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 55 surrendered this year. They give up 34.6% on 3-point attempts and they are 203rd in college hoops in PPG allowed (75.3).
The Morehead State Eagles faced off with the Ohio State Buckeyes and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 77-44 in their last contest. Morehead State walked away from the game having earned a 25.0% field goal percentage (13 out of 52) and knocked down 7 of 21 3-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Eagles knocked down 11 of their 13 shots for a rate of 84.6%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they collected 27 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 8 assists for this contest as well as earning 2 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about the defense, Morehead State allowed 25.0% from the floor on 13 out of 52. Ohio State distributed 15 assists and 7 steals in this game. In addition, the Buckeyes grabbed 40 rebounds (14 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. Ohio State went 81.3% from the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 16 attempts. They also made 10 out of their 26 shots from beyond the arc.
Ta'Lon Cooper is a player who saw a lot of minutes in the game. He left the arena with only 3 points on 1 of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 minutes and totaled 2 rebounds. Cooper shot 14.3% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. One more player that saw a lot of court time in this game for the Eagles was Devon Cooper. He snagged 7 rebounds and also had 3 assists. He shot 25.0% from the floor for this game by shooting 2-of-8 (11 points). When the final whistle blew, Cooper played 31 minutes.
Eastern Kentucky has a record of 3-1 for the season. Eastern Kentucky has scored 331 pts so far this season (82.8 per game) and they pull in 41.5 boards per contest. The Colonels have committed 21.5 fouls per contest and they connect on 76.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Colonels are connecting on 40.4% from the floor, which ranks 285th in Division 1. They are dishing out assists 16.3 times per contest (77th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per contest. The Colonels defensively are ranked 188th in college basketball in points given up per game with 73.5. They surrender 13.0 dimes and 41.5 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 152nd and 252nd in those defensive categories. The Eastern Kentucky defense gives up 29.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (26 of 87) and opponents are connecting on 79.6% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 21.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.2% from the floor (145th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Eastern Kentucky Colonels went home victorious with a score of 95-78 when they faced the USC Upstate Spartans. The Colonels collected 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 for the matchup. They turned away 6 shots while getting 8 steals for the matchup. The Spartans committed 18 personal fouls in this game which took the Colonels to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 13 of them for a percentage of 68.4%. Regarding three-point shots, Eastern Kentucky knocked down 10 out of 24 attempts (41.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Colonels shot 36 out of 67 from the field which had them shooting 53.7%. The Colonels permitted the Spartans to knock down 22 of 63 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 34.9% in this contest. They shot 29.2% from distance by connecting on 7 of 24 and ended up going 27 of 32 at the free throw line (84.4%). In reference to how they rebounded, Eastern Kentucky allowed USC Upstate to get 33 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Tre King ended up having an impact for the Colonels for this game. He made 6 of 12 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which gave him 17 points. King collected 7 rebounds in his 29 minutes played and had 2 dimes for the game. One more player that ended up playing a role for Eastern Kentucky was Michael Moreno. He ended up finishing with 18 points in 28 minutes played by going 7 of 11 shooting in this contest. Moreno finished going 63.6% from the floor as well as totaling 5 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Eastern Kentucky (-10)
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