Morehead State at West Virginia: 3/19/21 NCAA Tournament College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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West Virginia Mountaineers (18-9) vs Morehead State Eagles (23-7)
Game Info: Friday, March 19, 2021 at 9:50 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers -12 -- Over/Under: 138 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Morehead State Eagles and West Virginia Mountaineers face off on Friday in an NCAA tournament college basketball showdown at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Morehead State Eagles come into this game with a 23-7 record overall and coming into this game they have won seven games in a row. In the last game against Belmont, the offense was elite putting up 86 points and that led to a 15 point victory. Morehead State on the season is averaging 68.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 63.4 points per game. Morehead State is shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from behind the three point line. Johni Broome has been the best player for Morehead State averaging 13.9 points while shooting 57.6 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the West Virginia Mountaineers who sit with an 18-9 record overall but they have lost two games in a row. Each of those two games came against Oklahoma State, a team they didn’t match up well. West Virginia is shooting 77.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 72.1 points per game. Even though West Virginia scores a lot they are only shooting 42.8 percent from the field which is 241st in all of college basketball. Guard Miles McBride has been the best player for West Virginia averaging 15.4 points while shooting 42 percent from the field and 39.2 percent from deep.
Morehead State is 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games as an underdog. Morehead State is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. West Virginia is 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall. The under is 9-4 in Morehead State’s last 13 games as an underdog. The over is 10-3 in West Virginia’s last 13 games overall.
West Virginia is a very talented team, and they are going to have no problem getting the job done in this game. Look for West Virginia to run up the score and Morehead State is going to have no chance to keep this game close. Back West Virginia against the spread.