Planning on watching today’s Golden Eagles and Eagles game? Catch the action at Ellis T. Johnson Arena in Morehead, KY, as the Eagles hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 139 points, and the Eagles are the home favorites against the Golden Eagles in a Ohio Valley conference matchup.
TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES VS MOREHEAD STATE EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles +12.5
This game will be played at Ellis T. Johnson Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.
WHY BET THE TENNESSEE TECH GOLDEN EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Eagles.
- Even though we have Morehead State winning straight-up, we like Tennessee Tech at +12.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Will the Tennessee Tech Defense Show Up on the Road?
As they prepare to play their 16th game of the season, Tennessee Tech’s overall record stands at 5-10. Over their last ten road games, Tennessee Tech has a 3-7 record, which includes games from last year. As of now, Tennessee Tech has a 6-6 record vs. the spread heading into today’s game. Over their last five games, the team is 1-3 vs. the spread.
So far, Tennessee Tech’s games have averaged 144.5 points per game with the average over/under line being 144.1 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Golden Eagles’ games have averaged 147 points per game, along with an over/under record of 1-3.
In their recent matchup, the Tennessee Tech offense ended with 73 points against UT Martin. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.4% and made 7 threes. The top scorer for the Golden Eagles was Jayvis Harvey with 22 points, while Diante Wood also chipped in with 18 points.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, Tennessee Tech is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.5 points per game (249th). In today’s game vs. Morehead State, the Tennessee Tech defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Tennessee Tech made 16 free-throws vs. the Golden Eagles.
Can Morehead State Grab a Win at Home?
Morehead State enters their game against Tennessee Tech with a 10-4 season record. Over their last three games, including last year, Morehead State has a perfect 3-0 record at home. Entering today’s game, Morehead State holds a 7-2-1 against the spread (ATS) record. When playing away, the Eagles are 5-2-1 vs. the spread, while they are 2-0 at home ATS.
In 14 games, Morehead State comes in with an over/under mark of 6-4-0, with their games averaging 142.7 points per game. The Eagles’ last five games have finished with a combined 144 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1.
The Eagles’ offense wrapped up their last game with 83 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 78.4 points per contest. Offensively, the Eagles have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 104th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 114th in percentage and 29th in three-pointers made.
At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 26th in the country, permitting 63.4 points per game. So far, the Morehead State defense is giving up an average of 7.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.4 times per game (597th).