The Eastern Kentucky Colonels (14-16, 11-6 OVC) and Morehead State Eagles (13-17, 7-10 OVC) will battle at McBrayer Arena to bring the regular season to an end. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
Morehead State Eagles at Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Preview
In the Eagles’ last outing, they were beaten by the Austin Peay Governors, 67-58. Morehead State’s Tyzhaun Claude put together a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting. Austin Peay had a better free throw rate (0.111 vs. 0.034). Morehead State, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.483 vs. 0.476).
The Colonels are hoping for a better outcome after their 74-62 loss to the Murray State Racers in their last contest. Jomaru Brown was the game’s high scorer with 24 points on 8-for-18 shooting. One of Murray State’s biggest strengths was getting to the charity stripe. They had 32 free throw attempts, while Eastern Kentucky had 21.
It will be a showdown of conflicting styles as the fast-paced Colonels will look to push the more half-court-oriented Eagles. The Colonels rank eighth in possessions per game while the Eagles are 199th.
These two teams have already met once this season. The Colonels won 78-71. Eastern Kentucky’s effective field goal percentage was its biggest advantage over Morehead State. The Colonels had a rate of 0.612 while the Eagles posted a mark of 0.440. Claude scored a game-high 23 points.
Morehead State Eagles vs. Eastern Kentucky Colonels Free Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Eastern Kentucky, ATS Winner – Eastern Kentucky, O/U – Under
The Colonels rank 12th in steals per game (9.1) while the Eagles rank 155th (5.9).
Morehead State averages 13.5 assists per game, which ranks 113th in the NCAA. Eastern Kentucky ranks 248th in assists allowed per game (14.9).
Morehead State ranks 87th in rebounds per game (37.1) while Eastern Kentucky ranks 282nd in rebounds allowed per game (40.6).
The Colonels rank 45th in three pointers attempted per game (25.6) while the Eagles rank 220th (19.8).
Morehead State ranks 35th in blocks per game (4.5) while Eastern Kentucky ranks 200th (2.1).
The Colonels’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.0, up from 0.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 49.6 points per game (17.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 59.0 points per game (8.3 below their season average).