Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Eagles versus the Nittany Lions? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on PEAC. The game will be played at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 138 points, and the Nittany Lions are favored to win at home against the Eagles.
MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES VS PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Morehead State Eagles +13
This game will be played at Bryce Jordan Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-67 in favor of the Nittany Lions.
- Even though we have Penn State winning straight-up, we like Morehead State at +13.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Eagles Make it Happen on the Road?
Morehead State’s record now stands at 1-2 after defeating Mercer 74-66 in their most recent game. Over their last ten road games, Morehead State has a record of 6-4, which includes last year. Entering today’s game, Morehead State has a 1-2 against the spread (ATS) record. On the road this season, Morehead State is 0-2 ATS, but in their last ten road games, they have a solid 6-3-1 ATS record.
Morehead State comes in with an over/under record of 3-0-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 154 points per game so far. The Eagles’ last five games have finished with a combined 71 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
The Morehead State offense is coming off a game where they scored 74 points against Mercer. They posted a field goal percentage of 52.4% and connected on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Eagles was Drew Thelwell with 26 points, while Riley Minix also chipped in with 19 points.
At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 92nd, allowing 74.5 points per game. So far, the Morehead State defense is giving up an average of 8.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 14.8 times per game (484th).
Can the Penn State Offense Score Enough at Home?
Penn State comes into their game against Morehead State with an unblemished 3-0 record this season. Looking at their previous five home games, Penn State has a 3-2 record. Prior to today’s game, Penn State has a 1-2 ATS record. When factoring in their performance from last season, Penn State is 5-5 ATS in their previous ten games.
After three games, Penn State has an over/under record of 0-3-0, with their games averaging a combined 133 points per game so far. In the Nittany Lions’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 71 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 0-5.
In their latest game, Penn State’s offense looked good, scoring 83 points against Saint Francis U. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 43.9% and made 18/23 free throws. The team’s scoring leader is Kanye Clary, who holds an average of 18.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Adrian Baldwin Jr is averaging 10.7 points per game this season.
So far this season, the Penn State defense has been performing well, ranking 11th in the country at 54.3 points allowed per contest. Penn State’s three-point defense is currently 9th in the country at 3.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 34.0% of their shots vs. Penn State.