The Eagles and Fighting Illini are set to face off at 3:10 ET on truT. The Fighting Illini will host the game at CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, NE. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 146.5 points, with Illinois being favored by -12 over Morehead State.

MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES VS ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI BETTING PICK

The Pick: Morehead State Eagles +12

This game will be played at CHI Health Center Omaha at 3:10 ET on Thursday, March 21st.

WHY BET THE MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Fighting Illini.
  • Even though we have Illinois winning straight-up, we like Morehead State at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can Morehead State Stun the Crowd at CHI Health Center Omaha?

As they approach their 35th game of the year, Morehead State has a 26-8 overall record. When playing away from home, the Eagles are 11-7 this season, while going 11-1 on their home court. Morehead State has a current against the spread record of 19-10-1 heading into today’s game. Over their last five games, the team is 3-2 ATS.

Morehead State comes in with an over/under record of 15-15-0 through 34 games, with their games averaging a combined 138.1 points per game so far. The Eagles have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 142 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Morehead State offense ended with 69 points against Little Rock. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 9 threes. The team’s scoring leader is Riley Minix, who holds an average of 20.8 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jordan Lathon is averaging 15.4 points per game this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Morehead State defense is giving up an average of 62.8 points per contest. The Morehead State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 55 points and allowed Little Rock to connect on 7 threes.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Fighting Illini?

As they prepare for their 32nd game of the year, Illinois is currently 23-8 overall. In away games, the Fighting Illini have a 7-5 record, while at home they are 20-3. Illinois has a solid ATS record of 18-15-2, sitting above .500. In their previous five games, the team is 3-2 vs. the spread.

In 31 games, Illinois comes in with an over/under mark of 25-10-0, with their games averaging 158 points per game. When assessing the Fighting Illini’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 3-0, with their games averaging 171 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Illinois offense ended with 93 points against Wisconsin. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 7 threes. For the season, the Illinois offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 47%. So far, they have hit 54% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 8.3 made three’s per contest.

Coming into today’s game, the Illinois defense is giving up an average of 73.8 points per contest. In today’s game vs. Morehead State, the Illinois defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Illinois made 26 free-throws vs. the Fighting Illini.