The Morehead State Eagles (9-11, 3-4 OVC) can snap a nine-game road losing streak when they square off against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks (8-12, 3-4 OVC) at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Action begins at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Morehead State Eagles vs. Jacksonville State Gamecocks ATS Preview
In the Eagles’ last contest, they fell to the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 71-59. Tyzhaun Claude had a good performance for Morehead State, leading both teams in scoring with 20 points on 10-for-12 shooting. Tennessee Tech had a better free throw rate (0.129 vs. 0.068). Morehead State, on the other hand, held the Golden Eagles to an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.1 (below their season average of 28.8).
The Gamecocks are trying to rebound after their 81-77 loss to the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in their last contest. Jacara Cross led Jacksonville State in scoring with 20 points on 10-for-15 shooting. Eastern Kentucky had a turnover percentage of 11.7 (better than their season average of 16.9). Jacksonville State, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 (above their season average of 30.3).
Getting to the line could be scarce for Jacksonville State in this showdown. The Gamecocks currently rank 287th in the country with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.192, while Morehead State ranks 92nd in FTA rate allowed (0.190).
These two teams have already met once this season. The Gamecocks won 76-72. Jacksonville State’s 0.553 effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Morehead State, who had a mark of 0.453. Martin Roub scored a game-high 21 points.
Morehead State Eagles at Jacksonville State Gamecocks Prediction
Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Jacksonville State, ATS Winner – Jacksonville State, O/U – Under
Jacksonville State averages 37.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 105th in the NCAA. Morehead State ranks 195th in rebounds allowed per game (36.7).
The Gamecocks have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. For the season, Jacksonville State has defeated opponents by an average of 3.9 points.
During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 63.6 points per game (6.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 71.0 points per game (2.5 above their season average).