The Ohio Valley Conference is back in action tonight as the Morehead State Eagles set off to battle the Belmont Bruins.
The Eagles entered Thursday on a three-game winning streak with their most recent victory over Austin Peay 77-52. John Broome, the lead in scoring, had 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Eagles in that game.
With 19-2 overall and 11-1 in the OVC action, the Eagles are second in the convention standings behind Murray State 12-0. Behind the Eagles, in third place, are the 20-5 Bruins, who are winning 10-2 in the conference game. So this is a very big game with a lot of risk for both teams.
Here are the odds for this OVC match, with the help of WynnBET Sportsbook.
Total: 143.5 (Above -110/Under -110)
At first glance, the disparity for this game seems a bit high for two teams fighting for the same spot in the OVC. Especially considering that Morehead State beat Belmont this year 83-74 as a 5.5-point worse team.
While I wouldn’t go too far to call it a lucky win, I was not sold to the Eagles to pull a similar win again. For starters, the Belmont game was the first game where the Eagles were judged as the bottom team since November 27. During the year, they had 3-6 ATS as the bottom team and 1-6 ATS as the bottom team. bottom door team. As the away team, they had a final score of 4-8 ATS.
By contrast, Belmont is 14-9-1 ATS for the year, 5-3-1 the home favorite and 6-3 in the two-day break. The main reason for this is a foul that ranks 9th nationally in points per game (80.5) and third in assists per game (0.636). Compare that to the Eagles’ defense which ranks 107th in shot rate and 62nd in scoring, and their chances of wiping out Belmont start to pale.
Lean: Morehead State -9.5
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