Morehead State vs. Samford - 11/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Morehead State vs. Samford - 11/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Samford Bulldogs (0-0) at Morehead State Eagles (0-0)

College Basketball: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Ellis Johnson Arena)

The Line: Morehead State Eagles +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Samford Bulldogs and Morehead State Eagles meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Ellis T. Johnson Arena.

The Samford Bulldogs won 17 games last year but lost five of their last six games to end the season. Josh Sharkey returns after averaging 16.3 points and 7.2 assists while Brandon Austin is back after averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Myron Gordon returns as a third double-digit scorer and Robert Allen grabbed 8.3 rebounds last season. The Samford Bulldogs are pretty much the same team they were last season, so if you’re a fan of experience and returning production, this should be a really good season for a program that’s struggled each of the last two years. The Samford Bulldogs have lost eight of their last 10 road games.

The Morehead State Eagles are coming off a 13-win season and split their last eight games overall. Jordan Walker returns after averaging 15.8 points and 2.6 assists while De'Von Cooper is back after averaging 8.8 points and 3.4 rebounds. James Baker is back after averaging 4.6 rebounds and Djimon Henson played average of 18.8 points last season. The Morehead State Eagles will have to figure out how to replace some of the quality depth they lost last season, but they do return their top player in Walker, somebody who is one of the better options in the OVC. Morehead State will be competitive every night it takes the court thanks to its senior guard leading the way. The Morehead State Eagles have lost five of their last six home games.

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The Bulldogs are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 non-conference games, 12-3-2 ATS in their last 17 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Morehead St and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 39-17 in Bulldogs last 56 overall. The under is 7-1 in Eagles last 8 overall.

The Samford Bulldogs have a lot going for them on paper and could push for a trip to the big dance if everything breaks well. The Morehead State Eagles have some guys to replace, but they do return their top player and he's good enough to will this team to victory on some nights. Samford had issues on the road last season and home dogs can often be key early in the season when everybody is still trying to figure things out. Give me the points.

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Randy’s Pick Morehead State Eagles +4.5

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