Betting on today’s Eagles and Leathernecks game? Catch the action at Western Hall in Macomb, IL, as the Leathernecks hosts this showdown at 8:30 ET on ESPN+. Morehead State come into this Ohio Valley conference matchup as the -4.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 127 points.


The Pick: Western Illinois Leathernecks +4.5

This game will be played at Western Hall at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-70 in favor of the Leathernecks.
  • Not only will Western Illinois pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 127 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The Eagles Secure a Win at Macomb?

After 28 games, Morehead State has a record of 20-8. In away games, the Eagles are 8-7, and at home they are 8-1. As we examine Morehead State’s history vs. the spread, they come into today’s game with a 15-8-1 ATS record. Over their past five games, the team has gone 1-4 vs. the spread.

After 28 games, Morehead State has an over/under record of 12-12-0, with their games averaging a combined 139.3 points per game so far. In the Eagles’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 146 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.

In their recent game, the Eagles’ offense concluded with 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.6 points per contest. The team’s top scorer is Riley Minix, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 20.3, while Jordan Lathon also maintains a PPG average of 15.8 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 15th in the country, permitting 63.7 points per game. So far, the Morehead State defense is giving up an average of 8.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (545th).

Can the Leathernecks Pull Off a Home Win?

As they approach their 28th game of the year, Western Illinois currently holds a 17-10 overall record. On the road, the Leathernecks have gone 10-6, while they have a 3-4 record when playing at home. As of today, Western Illinois holds a 13-10 ATS record. On the road, the Leathernecks are 11-5 vs. the spread, while at home they are 2-5 vs. the spread.

Through 27 games, Western Illinois has an over/under record of 5-17-1 with their games averaging a combined 132.1 points per game so far. When analyzing the Leathernecks’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 124 points per game and an over/under record of 0-4-1.

In their latest game, Western Illinois offense put up 68 points against Tennessee State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39.3% and made 6 threes. The top scorer for the Leathernecks was Ryan Myers with 22 points, while Drew Cisse also chipped in with 14 points.

At this time, the Leathernecks’ defense is positioned 19th in the country, permitting 64.5 points per game. Western Illinois’ three-point defense is currently 9th in the country at 4.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.4% of their shots vs. Western Illinois.