Morehead State vs. Tennessee State - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Morehead State vs. Tennessee State - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Morehead State Eagles (13-18) at Tennessee State Tigers (17-14)

College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Ford Center)

The Line: Tennessee State Tigers -2 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Morehead State Eagles (13-18, 7-11 CONF) and the Tennessee State Tigers (17-14, 9-9 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, March 4th for the 1st Round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at the Ford Center in Evansville, IN. The game will be played at 7:30 PM eastern time. 

Morehead State is coming off an 80-76 road loss to Eastern Kentucky in their last game. Morehead State has now dropped back-to-back games and four of their last five heading into this game, which is never a good sign. Tennessee State is coming off a 72-65 home loss to Belmont in their last game. Tennessee State has lost three of their last four games, therefore both teams are heading into the first round of this tournament on a bit of a slide. 

Morehead State scores 69.1 points per game on 43.7 percent field goal shooting this season. Morehead State’s leading scorer is G Jordan Walker, who scores 12.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for Morehead State is F Tyzhaun Claude, who earns 6.3 rebounds per game. Morehead State allows 69.9 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -.8 scoring differential so far this season. Morehead State also earns 36.9 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 4.5 blocks, and 5.9 steals per game as a team. 

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Tennessee State scores 72.0 points per game on 47.4 percent field goal shooting this season. Tennessee State’s leading scorer is G Carlos Marshall Jr., who scores 11.8 points per game. The leading rebounder for Tennessee State is G Wesley Harris, who earns 6.2 rebounds per game. Tennessee State allows 71.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +.4 scoring differential so far this season. Tennessee State also earns 37.6 rebounds, 14.0 assists, 4.1 blocks, and 5.2 steals per game as a team. 

Morehead State is 15-14-1 against the spread and 6-3-1 against the spread in their last ten games. Morehead State is also 0-0 against the spread in neutral site locations this season. Tennessee State is 17-12-1 against the spread this season and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Tennessee State is also 2-0 against the spread at neutral site locations this season.

These teams are pretty even in many ways. Sure, their records may look a little different, but their talent levels are very similar. I think this will be a good ole conference tournament battle, where points are at a premium. Therefore, I will take the under in this game. 

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