OVC foes will clash when the Morehead State Eagles (7-8, 1-1 OVC) square off against the SIUE Cougars (4-11, 1-1 OVC) at Ellis T Johnson Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 9, 2020.
SIUE Cougars at Morehead State Eagles Free Preview
The last time the Cougars played, they lost to the Tennessee State Tigers, 79-74. SIUE’s Mike Adewunmi had 21 points in the contest. Tennessee State had an effective field goal percentage of 0.667 (above their season average of 0.549). SIUE, meanwhile, did an excellent job of getting and making free throws (25-28; 89.3 percent).
The Eagles will look to keep it rolling after defeating the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in their last outing, 83-72. With 19 points on 6-for-12 shooting, Djimon Henson was the top scorer from either team. Morehead State played a flawless game. They had a solid free throw rate of 0.311 (above their season average of 0.176) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.525 (above their season average of 0.496). For those same stats, Tennessee Tech was 0.185 and 0.462, respectively.
This is the first time these teams will meet this year, after splitting two games last season. In the most recent matchup, the Eagles won 72-68. The Eagles played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.175 and a turnover percentage of 16.9. For those same stats, the Cougars recorded marks of 0.117 and 19.9, respectively.
SIUE Cougars at Morehead State Eagles Odds Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Morehead State, ATS Winner – Morehead State, O/U – Under
The Eagles rank 189th in three pointers attempted per game (20.3) while the Cougars rank 240th (18.0).
Morehead State ranks 75th in rebounds per game (38.4) while SIUE ranks 266th (31.3).
The Eagles rank 84th in assists per game (14.3) while the Cougars rank 224th in assists allowed per game (15.9).
SIUE ranks 39th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Morehead State ranks 154th (5.0).
The Eagles’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.0, up from 4.3 for the season.
During their last five games, the Cougars have scored an average of 75.4 points per game (9.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.0 points per game (0.7 above their season average).