The Morehead State Eagles (11-12, 5-5 OVC) can put an end to a 10-game road losing streak when they clash with the SIUE Cougars (5-18, 2-8 OVC) at Sam M. Vadalabene Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Morehead State Eagles vs. SIUE Cougars Odds Preview
In the Eagles’ last contest, they were victorious over the UT Martin Skyhawks, 85-77. Jordan Walker was Morehead State’s high scorer with 22 points on 8-for-14 shooting. The Eagles, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.490, had a great mark of 0.580 and had a better offensive rebounding percentage (29.4 vs. 28.6).
The Cougars are trying to rebound after their 74-55 loss to the Murray State Racers in their last matchup. Tyresse Williford was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting. Murray State held the Cougars to an effective field goal percentage of 0.347 (below their season average of 0.489). SIUE, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (12.6 vs. 17.8).
These two squads have already met once this season. The Eagles won 83-77. Getting to the free throw line was one of Morehead State’s largest advantages. They made 34 trips to the line, while SIUE went 25 times. Walker was the game’s leading scorer with 28 points.
Morehead State Eagles vs. SIUE Cougars Free Prediction
Free Pick: SU Winner – Morehead State, ATS Winner – Morehead State, O/U – Under
The Eagles rank 230th in three pointers attempted per game (19.3) while the Cougars rank 263rd (17.9).
Morehead State ranks 87th in rebounds per game (37.3) while SIUE ranks 258th (32.3).
The Eagles rank 93rd in assists allowed per game (11.8) while the Cougars rank 239th (15.6).
Morehead State ranks 34th in blocks per game (4.6) while SIUE ranks 128th (3.0).
The Cougars’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.0, down from 7.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 68.8 points per game (1.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 74.2 points per game (4.9 above their season average).