Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cougars versus the Eagles? Tip off is at at 10:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Ford Center in Evansville, IN. The odds for this Ohio Valley conference game currently have Morehead State as the -8 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 138.5 points.

SIUE COUGARS VS MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES BETTING PICK

The Pick: SIUE Cougars +8

This game will be played at Ford Center at 10:00 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

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 +8.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Cougars Pull Off a Road Win?

SIUE has a 2-13 record on the road this season, and they have lost three straight games away from home. Over their last ten games on the road, they have gone just 2-8.

Overall, the Cougars are 17-15 this season, and they are 10-9 in Ohio Valley Conference action. They have gone 1-10 as the underdog this year.

As the underdog, SIUE has struggled against the spread this season, going just 3-7-1. Their overall ATS mark is 12-16-1, and on the road, they have an ATS record of 3-11-1. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cougars have gone just 2-7-1 vs. the spread.

SIUE’s over/under record for the season sits at 17-12 and the average over/under line in their games is 140. Today’s line of 138.5 is lower than the average line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their over/under record in their last 10 games is 9-1.

Coming off their recent game, the SIUE offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Eastern Illinois. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.6%, and they made 6 threes. Ray’Sean Taylor was the leading scorer for the Cougars, putting up 25 points. In addition, Damarco Minor contributed 16 points.

At this time, the Cougars’ defense is positioned 115th in the country, permitting 69.9 points per game. The SIUE defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 57 points and allowed Eastern Illinois to connect on 6 threes.

Will the Eagles Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Morehead State has been a completely different team at home compared to on the road this season. They are 10-1 at home, compared to 9-7 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +12.5, compared to +1.9 on the road.

Overall, Morehead State has won three straight games, and they have gone 23-8 this season. In Ohio Valley Conference play, they are 14-4, and their record as the favorite is 16-4.

As the favorite, Morehead State has gone 4-6 vs. the spread over their last 10 games. At home, the Eagles are 8-3 ATS this season and 6-3 ATS over their last 10 home games. Overall, Morehead State has an ATS mark of 17-9-1 this year.

Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is slightly higher than the average over/under line in Morehead State’s games this season (137.1). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 124 points compared to their season average of 137.6 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Morehead State offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against Lindenwood. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.3%, and they made 9 threes. Offensively, the Eagles have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 77th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 127th in percentage and 33rd in three-pointers made.

At present, the Eagles’ defense is nationally ranked 9th, allowing 62.5 points per game. In their most recent game, the Morehead State defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Lindenwood knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 49 points.