Betting on today’s Cougars and Eagles game? Catch the action at Ellis T. Johnson Arena in Morehead, KY, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on ESPNU. This Ohio Valley conference matchup has an over/under of 132 points, and Morehead State is favored to win by -10.5 at home vs. SIUE.

SIUE COUGARS VS MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: SIUE Cougars +10.5

This game will be played at Ellis T. Johnson Arena at 9:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE SIUE COUGARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-70 in favor of the Eagles.
  • Even though we have Morehead State winning straight-up, we like SIUE at +10.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 132 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Will the SIUE Defense Show Up on the Road?

SIUE enters this game as a 10.5-point underdog, and they have gone just 1-7 as the underdog this season. In their last game, the Cougars fell to UT Martin by a score of 90-79.

Overall, SIUE is 13-10 this season, including a 6-4 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play. They have struggled on the road, going just 1-8 compared to a 9-2 record at home.

SIUE has an overall ATS record of 10-9-1 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-5-1. As the underdog, the Cougars are 3-4-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in SIUE’s games this season (140). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 144 points. This season, their over/under record is 9-11.

In their recent matchup, the SIUE offense ended with 79 points against UT Martin. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 41.4% and made 13 threes. The team’s top scorer is Shamar Wright, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 15.4, while Damarco Minor also carries a PPG average of 14.3 into the game.

At present, the Cougars’ defense is nationally ranked 84th, allowing 68.0 points per game. The SIUE defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 90 points and allowed UT Martin to connect on 13 threes.

Do the Eagles Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?

Morehead State is coming off a 67-60 win over Tennessee Tech and has won five straight games. The Eagles are 18-5 overall and 9-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

At home, Morehead State is a perfect 6-0 this season, and they have won 10 straight games at home. On the year, they are 11-1 when favored, and they are favored by 10.5 points today. Their average scoring margin at home is +13.7 points per game.

At home this season, Morehead State is a perfect 6-0 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Eagles have gone 8-2 ATS. Overall, Morehead State has an ATS record of 14-4-1 this season.

Today’s over/under line of 132 is lower than the average over/under line in Morehead State’s games this season (137.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 119 points compared to their season average of 137.4 points per game. So far this year, their over/under record is 9-10.

Coming off their recent game, the Morehead State offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Tennessee Tech. Their field goal percentage for the game was 42.9%, and they made 8 threes. Riley Minix led the team in scoring, putting up 21 points. Additionally, Kalil Thomas contributed 13 points for the Eagles.

The Eagles’ defense is presently ranked 7th nationally, allowing an average of 61.8 points per contest. Morehead State’s three-point defense is currently 10th in the country at 4.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 35.5% of their shots vs. Morehead State.