Betting on today’s Eagles and Cougars game? Catch the action at Vadalabene Center in Edwardsville, IL, as the Cougars hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on ESPNU. The Eagles are favored in this Ohio Valley conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 137.5 points.


The Pick: SIUE Cougars +5.5

This game will be played at Vadalabene Center at 12:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Not only will SIUE pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 137.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The Eagles Secure a Win at Edwardsville?

Morehead State heads into this game with a 13-4 record and riding a four-game winning streak. In Ohio Valley Conference play, the Eagles are a perfect 4-0, and they have gone 9-4 in non-conference action.

On the road, Morehead State is 5-4 this season, and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 5-5. Their average scoring margin on the road is -0.9 points per game.

Morehead State has been a great bet against the spread this season, going 10-2-1. They have also been solid on the road, going 6-2-1 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have an impressive ATS mark of 9-1.

This season, the over/under record for Morehead State’s games is 8-5 and their matchups have averaged 141.7 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (138). So far, 6 of their matchups have had lower over/under lines than today’s OU line and 5 of their games have finished with fewer than 137.5 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those matchups is 138 points.

In their most recent game, the Eagles’ offense tallied 78 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 78.5 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Riley Minix, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 18.4, while Jordan Lathon also maintains a PPG average of 16.4 leading up to the game.

At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 15th, allowing 62.6 points per game. Against Eastern Illinois in their most recent game, the Morehead State defense gave up a total of 52 points while allowing Eastern Illinois to hit 34% of their shots.

Can the Cougars Offense Score Enough at Home?

SIUE will be looking to continue their strong play at home, as they are 6-1 at home this season compared to 0-7 on the road. They have won four of their last five games at home, and their record at home this season is 9-1.

So far this year, SIUE has been the underdog in all seven of their games, and they have yet to win one. Their average scoring margin at home is +5.6, and they are coming off a 67-64 win over Southern Indiana.

SIUE has a home ATS record of 5-2 this season and an overall ATS mark of 7-6-1. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars have gone just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for SIUE games is 7-7. The average scoring total in their games is 139.5. Today’s over/under line of 137.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games (139.4). Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

In their recent game, the Cougars’ offense concluded with 67 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 71.9 points per contest. On the offensive front, the Cougars have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, ranking 271st nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 110th in terms of percentage and 204th in three-pointers made.

At present, the Cougars’ defense is nationally ranked 131st, allowing 70.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Southern Indiana, the Screaming Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 38% and a total of 64 points vs. SIUE.