Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Morehead State Eagles Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs Morehead State Eagles
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: Ellis T. Johnson Arena in Morehead, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee Tech (+5)
The Morehead State Eagles (5-6) play the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (1-10) at Ellis T. Johnson Arena on Thursday. Morehead State opens this game as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 132.
Tennessee Tech will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 1-10 on the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 17.0 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Tennessee Tech is collecting 33.5 rebounds per game and has 136 dimes so far this year, which is 104th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Golden Eagles are connecting on 28.2% on shots from beyond the arc (70 of 248) and 64.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 62.5 points per game (323rd in D-1) while hitting 41.3% from the field. On defense, the Golden Eagles are able to force 12.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 14.4 personal fouls. They rank 338th in Division 1 in allowing assists with 184 conceded for the campaign. The Golden Eagles defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.6% (319 of 670) and they relinquish 37.4 boards per contest as a group. They concede 33.3% from beyond the arc while they are 312th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (78.9).
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles played the Eastern Illinois Panthers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 87-81 in their last game. Tennessee Tech ended having earned a 46.6% field goal percentage (27 of 58) and buried 12 out of their 28 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Golden Eagles buried 15 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 65.2%. When discussing getting rebounds, they compiled 23 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 13 assists in this matchup while earning 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. Regarding defense, Tennessee Tech allowed the other team to go 46.6% from the field on 27 of 58 shooting. Eastern Illinois totaled 17 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Panthers snagged 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Eastern Illinois finished the game at 64.0% at the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 25 shots. They converted 7 of 14 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Damaria Franklin is a player who came through for this game. He had 25 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 33 mins played and collected 4 rebounds. Franklin finished the game at 62.5% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Golden Eagles was Jr. Clay. He snagged 2 boards and also earned 3 assists. He went 46.2% from the field for this game via 6-of-13 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Clay saw the court for 37 min.
Morehead State has a win-loss record of 5-6 on the campaign. The Eagles are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls every game and they shoot 65.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.8 times per contest (273rd in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 17.8 times per game. Morehead State has accounted for 700 points on the year (63.6 per game) and they average 35.7 boards per game. As an offense, the Eagles are shooting 43.6% from the field, which is 211th in Division 1. The Eagles on defense are ranked 104th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 66.8. They relinquish 12.9 dimes and 31.4 boards every game, which ranks them 176th and 55th in those categories. The Morehead State defense gives up 31.7% on 3-point attempts (78 of 246) and opponents are knocking down 66.9% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (207th in college hoops).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Morehead State Eagles got the victory with a final of 61-56 when they faced the Murray State Racers. The Eagles earned 27 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 36 for the game. They also turned away 6 tries while earning 5 steals for the matchup. The Racers had 23 fouls for the contest which took the Eagles to the free throw line for 24 tries. They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 62.5%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Morehead State made 2 of their 14 tries (14.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Eagles finished shooting 22 for 54 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.7%. The Eagles permitted the Racers to convert 18 of their 51 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.3% for the game. They shot 25.0% from distance by going 5 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 27 from the charity stripe (55.6%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Morehead State permitted Murray State to pull down 35 in total (9 offensive).
Devon Cooper was important for the Eagles for the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 14 for this game for a rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 19 points. Cooper grabbed 6 boards in his 35 minutes and accounted for 2 assists in the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Morehead State was Ta'Lon Cooper. He racked up 12 points in his 30 minutes on the court by going 4 of 9 shooting in the matchup. Cooper ended up shooting 44.4% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Morehead State (-5) and under 132 points
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