The Eagles and Screaming Eagles are set to face off at 4:30 ET on ESPN+. The Screaming Eagles will host the game at Screaming Eagles Arena in Evansville, IN. The Eagles are the favorites in this Ohio Valley conference matchup the against the Screaming Eagles. The over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.
MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES VS SOUTHERN INDIANA SCREAMING EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Morehead State Eagles -9.5
This game will be played at Screaming Eagles Arena at 4:30 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 84-65 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will Morehead State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -9.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 133.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 149 points.
Can the Eagles Grab a Win in Evansville?
Morehead State comes into this game with a 14-5 record, including a 5-1 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Eagles have been strong at home, going 5-0 with an average scoring margin of +13.6 points per game.
On the road, Morehead State has gone 5-5, including a 2-1 record in their last three games away from home. For the season, the Eagles have been outscored by an average of 2.1 points per game on the road.
Morehead State has been solid against the spread this season, going 11-3-1. On the road, they have a mark of 6-3-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles are 8-2 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 138.8 for Morehead State’s games this season. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 129 points.
In their latest game, Morehead State offense put up 84 points against UT Martin. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 58.9% and made 11 threes. In terms of offense, the Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 89th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 174th in percentage and 46th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 12th in the country, permitting 62.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Morehead State’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 34.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 24.7% this season.
Can the Screaming Eagles Secure a Win at Home?
Despite being the underdog, Southern Indiana has been the underdog in 14 of their 19 games this season, and they are just 2-12 in those games. They have lost three straight games and have a 5-14 record this season. At home, they are 1-5 this season, and they have lost two straight games at home.
Most recently, Southern Indiana lost to Little Rock by a score of 77-75. Their average scoring margin at home this season is -6.7 points per game, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 games at home.
As the underdog, Southern Indiana has an ATS record of 9-5 this season, including a perfect mark of 3-0 in their last three games as the underdog. At home, the Screaming Eagles have gone 3-3 vs. the spread this year and are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games.
So far this season, the over/under record for Southern Indiana games is 5-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 138.5 points. Today’s over/under line of 133.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (142.8). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 138 points.
Southern Indiana recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 75 points against Little Rock. This output exceeded their season average of 67.1 points per game. On the offensive front, the Screaming Eagles have a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, ranking 389th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 356th in terms of percentage and 276th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Screaming Eagles’ defense is positioned 150th in the country, permitting 71.4 points per game. So far, the Southern Indiana defense is giving up an average of 7.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.1 times per game (656th).